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