Friday, July 12 2013
PopMatters is pleased to premiere Black Horses, the latest offering by Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin and his Bolts of Melody.
Wednesday, September 12 2012
This week's List This celebrates ten shoegaze tracks that were not always celebrated by the scene itself.
Tuesday, March 27 2012
Tuesday, June 28 2011
Swervedriver deliver a sonically nutritious show at LA's Echoplex.
Sunday, June 27 2010
The ex-Swervedriver frontman continues inching closer to his former band's mix of thrill-seeking momentum and placid reflection, often within the same song.
Thursday, February 5 2009
Radiohead weren't the first great band to come out of Oxford, England, and these timely reissues are the evidence. Swervedriver's first two albums are still as imposing and wondrous as ever.
Sunday, July 27 2008
Returning from a nine-year hiatus, Swervedriver fused the ethereal textures of shoegaze with the heavy riffs and hard rhythms of grunge and came close to replicating the densely layered arrangements found on their records.
Thursday, May 22 2008
Swervedriver have been away for so long that most assumed they were never coming back. Yet here they are, 17 years after their debut, in the midst of a full-scale tour. This is how they lived to tell.
Wednesday, October 24 2007
The ex-Swervedriver mainman's first official solo album should satisfy fans of that underrated band's later work, while fitting into the current indie-rock climate. Franklin hasn't lost his way with an effects pedal -- or dark sunglasses.