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Actual new album alert from, shoegaze legends Swervedriver....and they've signed to Mogwai's Rock Action imprint for that extra coolness factor. We are told it has all the hallmark hard edged shoegaze with new flicks and tricks for 2018 listeners. Their re-issues have been flying out so time is nigh for their first material since 2015. 

Vinyl LP £18.99 ROCKACT121LPX

Limited edition, indies only, heavyweight red vinyl LP on Rock Action.

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Vinyl LP £15.49 ROCKACT121LP

Heavyweight black vinyl LP on Rock Action.

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CD £7.99 ROCKACT121CD

CD on Rock Action.

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REVIEWS

Future Ruins by Swervedriver
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7/10 Clinton 23 January 2019

Noisy shoegaze people Swervedriver made their previous LP in 2015 on the Cobraside label but since then there's been a re-issue campaign of their earlier 90s albums so there seems to be some renewed excitement about this further addition to the cannon particularly that it's on Mogwai's Rock Action. Old shoegazers never die, they just have to wait around long enough to be rescued by the next generation of noiseniks. 

Swervedriver always were one of the more 'rock' orientated shoegaze bands - no wobbly out there dream tactics from them just good chunky songs with lolloping melodies. There are a couple of fine examples here. Superb opener 'Mary Winter' is an excellent way to kick things off. A thrilling slice of lopsided shoegaze pop tapping into those My Blood Valentine dynamics and delivery. Fans of Teenage Fanclub may also want to check out the deeply tuneful Drone Lover which has all the deep changes associated with the Caledonian greats.  

The bands relative straightforwardness compared to some of their peers stands them in good stead when they have melodies to burn but on other moments such as 'Spiked Flower' they sound rather leaden. I'd also hazard a guess that tracks like 'Everybody's Going Somewhere and No-one's Going Anywhere' emerged out of the sort of idea lacking jams bands concoct when the songs have dried up. It may not rival Ride for the kind of late career burst that led their comeback album 'Weather Diaries' to be compared favourably with their classic albums but I think overall though this has enough energy and invention to satisfy long term fans. 


9/10 Nikolaos Customer rating (no review), 15th February 2019



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