Previewed: Swervedriver at the Deaf Institute

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Swervedriver headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in the midst of a five date support following the release of latest album Future Ruins.

The band are playing five dates around the UK.  They opened the tour last night at Bristol’s Fleece and today perform a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute.

The tour will see Swervedriver play tracks from their new album Future Ruins which includes recent singles Mary WinterDrone LoverThe Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air and Spiked Flower.



Across the four-album arc of their first era, Swervedriver made music that was all about the journey.  After a 10 year hiatus, the Oxford alt rockers returned with 2015’s fifth album, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You.  The album, landing 17 years after its predecessor, featured the intricate guitar patterns of Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge and the tactile rhythm of Mikey Jones.

Four years later, Swervedriver present Future Ruins, an album which details a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks.  Future Ruins sees the band showing the very real fears of modern times, dealing with techno-warfare, a foreboding future and delving in to escapism.

When do Swervedriver headline at the Deaf Institute?

Swervedriver headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 13 May 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of five UK dates they are performing:
12 May   –   Bristol, The Fleece
13 May   –   Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 May   –   Glasgow, King Tut’s
16 May   –   London, O2 Academy Islington
17 May   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute 2

Mark Kelly

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