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November 5, 2015
Swervedriver contiune a rather aggressive year of touring with a handful of new live dates! Go out and see them if you can. Ear protection, optional. Tinnitus, possible.

NOV 11 Switzerland, Lausanne, Le Romandie
NOV 12 Austria, Vienna, B72
NOV 13 Italy, Rome, Traffic Club
NOV 14 Italy, Bologna, Freakout Club
NOV 17 Belgium, Antwerp, Trix Club
NOV 18 Germany, Hamburg, Knust
NOV 19 Germany, Cologne, Gebaude 9
NOV 20 Netherlands, Utrecht, Le Guess Who Festival
NOV 21 France, Paris, La Fleche D'Or
NOV 27 Hong Kong, Clockenflap Festival

January 7, 2015

Swervedriver have announced their first album since 1998's 99th Dream. I Wasn't Born to Lose You is out March 3rd via Cobraside. "Setting Sun" (below) will be available as a digital and physical single on January 13. The b-side is the band's cover of Television's "Days".

01 Autodidact
02 Last Rites
03 For a Day Like Tomorrow
04 Setting Sun
05 Everso
06 English Subtitles
07 Red Queen Arms Race
08 Deep Wound
09 Lone Star
10 I Wonder?

November 18, 2014


MAR 04 Casbah - San Diego, CA
MAR 05 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
MAR 06 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
MAR 08 Numero's Crystal Ball - Seattle, WA
MAR 09 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
MAR 12 Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
MAR 13 High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
MAR 14 TBA - Chicago, IL
MAR 15 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
MAR 16 The Woodward Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
MAR 17 The Duck Room @ Blueberry - St. Louis, MO
MAR 19 Club Dada - Dallas, TX
MAR 20 SXSW - Austin, TX
MAR 21 SXSW - Austin, TX
MAR 23 Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA
MAR 24 Motorco - Durham, NC
MAR 25 Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
MAR 27 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
MAR 28 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
MAR 29 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

In other news, the Bolts of Melody (2007) album will finally be released on vinyl via Tym Records in Brisbane, Australia.

July 31, 2014

Here we are in the waning hours of July 2014, and the Songs Project is finally available to the wider world. 'All Happening Now' is a collection of 36 songs, requested by 31 people and recorded in 30 days during July 2013 as part of an exclusive recordings project.

To be released as three discs - More information and downloads available here:

Disc One
Disc Two
Disc Three

May 5, 2014
Come check out Adam's solo electric tour, Italy 2014;

MAY 24 Brescia, Lio
MAY 25 Genova, Spazio Targa
MAY 26 Bologna, Freak Out
MAY 27 Terni, Degustazioni Musicali
MAY 28 Roma, Muzak
MAY 29 Avellino, Godot Art Bistro
MAY 30 Napoli, Kestè

February 18, 2014
Swervedriver will be performing their 1991 debut album Raise in London for the first time on April 4th at The Garage at Highbury Corner, followed by a second set of new tunes/other classics. Get yr tickets here.

Also, Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody will be playing at the Lexington in London on April 22nd at the Club AC30 10th Birthday Party with Exit Calm and Air Formation. More information here.

December 4, 2013
On December 9th Swervedriver's first new recorded material in more than fifteen years will be available to download. (iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon)

Swervedriver have completed several successful US, Australian and European tours since reforming in 2008, but with the addition of NYC drummer Mikey Jones in 2012, a shift in gear spurred a new creative period for the band. Aired publicly for the first time last year with the band's performance on the Jimmy Fallon TV Show, Deep Wound is the first pup from that litter to open its eyes - and it's classic Swervedriver! The B-side re-working Dub Wound goes for the kind of driving Krautrock vibe hinted at on Adam Franklin solo releases (and is co-mixed by Ride's Mark Gardener who also provides backing vocals on the A-side).

A full length Swervedriver album is planned for 2014 but in the meantime, give your old copy of Mezcal Head a break and treat your ears to some new Swervy material!

September 20, 2013
New clip for 'Asha'... featuring the lovely Swaan from Nightmare Air. Check it out.

August 20, 2013

What's this? A new Swervedriver 7" is here.

This release is to coincide with a smattering of Australian shows;

SEP 26 Brisbane, The Zoo
SEP 27 Sydney, Metro Theatre
SEP 28 Melbourne, Corner Hotel
SEP 29 Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
OCT 02 Adelaide, The Gov
OCT 03 Perth, Rosemont

July 16, 2013

Black Horses is available now!

Physical: Goodnight Records | Insound | Amazon

Digital: iTunes

July 8, 2013

July 2, 2013
Alright then, here we go - a limited time offer for those who should choose. Ahead of the release of the new album Black Horses on July 16th we have an amazing special offer - 30 personally signed CD copies in digipaks are available for purchase here.

But here's the twist! For just £25 English pounds (plus post and packing), not only do you receive a physical copy of this wonderful-sounding album in tastefully-packaged, digipak artefact form via your friendly postman, but ALSO you will receive via email, an exclusive wav or mp3 file of Adam playing a new version of a song OF YOUR CHOICE from his back catalogue, recorded SPECIALLY FOR YOU to listen to at your leisure and OWN exclusively forever!

Yes, own! Just think.. If you never, ever upload it to the internet it's yours and yours alone, forever!! You can tantalise dinner party guests with snippets of it before placing your iPod back down your pants for safe keeping. Or imagine subtly slipping it into the playlist on a road-trip -you'll be the envy of all your friends! Plus you can barter with them when they want you to play it again - a bottle of beer here, getting to ride shotgun for the next 50 miles there.. Frankly, your social standing is gonna go up overnight.

Each recording will be lovingly prepared and executed - no lazy cast-offs - plus Adam will even take onboard stylistic recommendations (although to be honest he'll probably just do it in whichever style feels right at the time).

But which song would you choose? A slowed-down, brooding psychedelic rendition of Laze It Up JUST FOR YOU? Ramonesland re-imagined as a Ramones song FOR YOUR MUM? Or perhaps even a ridiculously hardcore interpretation of Rave Down FOR YOUR LITTLE BROTHER!

All you have to do upon purchasing is send a message with the name of the song you wish to OWN, your email address and your mailing address plus please state wav or mp3 preference. Album download will be immediate, CDs and exclusive song allow for a week.

June 24, 2013

June 2, 2013
With only a month or so to wait for the new official Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody album Black Horses - to be released by Goodnight Records - Adam has made available on Bandcamp this album of assorted instrumental mixes of tracks from the previous three albums to whet your appetite, called Drones & Clones.

May 14, 2013
Video: I Want You Right Now (Kosmische Version)

March 27, 2013
Adam will be playing some shows next month as guitarist in the new project of ex-Mercury Rev singer David Baker, Variety Lights. Check out the dates here.

March 14, 2013
The new Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody album Black Horses is almost complete. It is due to be released later this year on Goodnight Records. We will have more details on this release soon.

November 1, 2012
Adam has composed and performed the title track for the motion picture 'California Solo'. Check out the soundtrack over on iTunes.

You can also check out the acoustic, waltz version of the track below:

October 22, 2012
Check out the video for 'I Want You Tomorrow'

May 15, 2012
Adam was a guest on Andy Rourke's Jetlag radio show on East Village Radio. Check it out here.

May 7, 2012
Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody, Heaven, Lou-is and KNTRLR will be playing this Wednesday, May 9th, at Grand Victory in Brooklyn. Purchase a ticket via Ticketweb and you'll receive a free 7"single!