The pledgemusic.com crowd fund page is starting to get new content. Just last week 2 little teases appeared. I’m getting excited. If you are a backer you can see these updates here.
“To celebrate 25 years since the release of Swervedriver’s classic second album Mezcal Head, the band will be performing the record live for the first time throughout Europe and the UK in May 2018. But more than that, the band – comprising Adam Franklin, Jimmy Hartridge, Mikey Jones and Ben Ellis from Iggy Pop’s band (standing in for the on-sabbatical Mick Quinn) – will also be performing the band’s first album, the seminal Raise. The show will comprise of two sets with psychedelic interlude.
Swervedriver’s sixth album Remembering Forward is set to be released later in 2018.”
14/5 Hebden Bridge Trades Club
15/5 Newcastle O2
16/5 Glasgow ABC2
17/5 Manchester Band On The Wall
18/5 London Islington Academy
19/5 Leicester Dryden Street Social
20/5 Maastricht Transformer*
21/5 Amsterdam Paradiso (changed – now a Raise and Mezcal Head show)
22/5 Leipzig Ut Connewitz
23/5 Prague Futurum
24/5 Berlin Bi Nuu
25/5 Hamburg Hafenklang
* will be a regular set
New album incomming via a crowd sourced album campaign from pledgemusic.com. You can preorder in your favourite format and while there peruse the other 24 pledge levels.
Even if you buy your music in other ways it is worth it to go check out the video they put together.
p.s. Excessive shipping charges being investigated.
Iron Horse/Born to Lose / Thursday’s Child
Limited edition signed 7″ vinyl single £10
Digital download £2
The Gambier Bay
Previously unreleased three song digital download single £3
Shine A Light
Limited edition signed 7″ single £10
Digital download £2
I Want You Right Now
Limited edition signed 7″ single split with Heaven £10
Digital download of I Want You Right Now and I Want You Tomorrow (previously unreleased and not on vinyl) £2
Everyday, Rock’n’Roll Is Saving My Life Vol2
Limited edition signed 13 song tour CD from 2005 £10
Digital download £7
Bolts of Melody album
Limited edition signed 12″ vinyl of 2007 album £20
Signed gatefold CD digipak of 2007 album £7
Limited edition signed 12″ vinyl of 2013 album £20
Signed gatefold CD digipak CD of 2009 album £7
In 2013, Swervedriver performed their debut album, Raise, in its entirety in Australia and the UK and then went on to record the band’s highly acclaimed fifth album, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, released in March 2015. This September, Adam Franklin, Jimmy Hartridge, Mikey Jones and Mick Quinn will be reprising the performance of Raise shows – for the first time in the USA – but with one large difference: they will also be performing their much loved second album, Mezcal Head, from front-to-back. The show will comprise of two sets. A new (sixth) album has been penciled in for a 2018 release – stay tuned for more details.
Tickets On Sale Friday June 9th 10am ET
9/7 Metro, Chicago
9/8 Lee’s Palace, Toronto
9/9 Brighton Music Hall, Allston
9/10 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9/11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia
9/12 Back Cat, Washington
9/14 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
9/15 Terminal West, Atlanta
9/16 The Social, Orlando
9/17 Siberia, New Orleans
9/18 Trees, Dallas
9/19 3ten Austin City Limits Live, Austin
9/21 191 Toole, Tucson
9/22 Casbah, San Diego
9/23 Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
9/24 The Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles
“We’re working on a new Swervedriver album.” says Adam Franklin in a recent interview for drownedinsound.com – “Dreams can come true twice.” is what I say.
Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin is set to release versions of ‘Iron Horse/Born to Lose’ by Motörhead and David Bowie’s ‘Thursday’s Child’ as a double A-side 7” single, on 22nd April 2017, via Club AC30 in celebration of this year’s Record Store Day.
Sketches of the two songs had been lurking on Franklin’s laptop for a while, but when Lemmy and Bowie died within two weeks of each other over a year ago, he decided to finish them off in one recording session. ‘Iron Horse/Born To Lose’, a very early Motörhead song, first appeared in 1977 and Bowie’s ‘Thursday’s Child’ was released much later as a single in 1999. While very different, these songs both have a certain vulnerability, exposed further by Franklin’s own interpretations.
There will be vinyl and download versions available at https://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/ after April 22nd.
“We are very sorry to say that our show in Paris on Saturday – which we really wanted to play in defiance of the deluded, murdering shitheads – has been postponed. Alias, Fleche d’Or and Bataclan are the same team and crew and everybody there is in great shock and distress, as well as the Parisienne audiences and people deeply impacted and so in order to allow our brothers and sisters in the French capital time to rest and grieve and heal, we have spoken with the promoter and decided that we shall reschedule for the earliest possible date. Peace X”
You can listen and buy it here. I had forgotten about this release but here it is. What a tallent Elliot had.
November 12th Oslo, Norway: ‘Psych Fest’
November 13th Helsinki, Finland: Tavastia