SWERVEDRIVER 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You' LP


Australian/ Poison City version of SWERVEDRIVER's latest album 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You'. Available on Black or Sand/ Blood colour vinyl. Comes with MP3 download coupon.

UK indie/ shoegaze kings, SWERVEDRIVER are officially back with their first new album in over 16 years! Recorded at legendary studios, Birdland (Melbourne) and Konk (London) 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You' will be released in Australia/ NZ via Poison City.

Swervedriver released four albums in their original run between 1989 and 1998. They went on hiatus for a decade before reuniting in 2008 at Coachella Festival in California. Following the release of the 'Deep Wound' 7" (Tym Records) in 2013, Swervedriver kicked back into gear, touring the new single across Australia and USA along with special performances of their classic 1991 debut 'Raise'.

In 1990 London's indie-rock guitar scene was developing a distinctive new psychedelic sound: swirling, dreamy, mysterious and very much of the British Isles. One band stood out by hot-wiring that sound with the subversive energy of some American bands of the era and that band was Swervedriver. They had the liquid distortion of shoegaze combined with the cool swagger of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr - giving them a unique sound and attitude.

Relocating from Oxford to London, guitarists Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge, bassist Adi Vines and drummer Graham Bonnar debuted with a series of landmark Creation Records EPs, Son of Mustang Ford, Rave Down, and Sandblasted. Their full-length debut, 1991's Raise, to this day is hailed by Pitchfork as an album full of "muscular, scorching guitars" that "still bring the noise like nobody's business" with Mojo stating that Son of Mustang Ford "remains one of the most glorious tunes to emerge in the wake of the so-called grunge explosion of '89, matching Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge's motorised guitar-weaving with a beguiling, below-the-line vocal melody and lyrics that celebrated the joy of wide-open American freeways."

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