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Swervedriver at O2 Academy Islington

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Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge. Between 1989 and 1998, the band released four studio albums and numerous EPs and singles despite a considerable flux of members, managers, and record labels. By 1993 the band's lineup had settled with Franklin on vocals/guitar, Hartridge on guitar, Jez Hindmarsh on drums, and Steve George on bass. They had emerged with a heavier rock sound than their shoegaze contemporaries, and over the next five years it evolved to include elements of psychedelia, classic pop, and indie rock. For this special show in two parts, Swervedriver perform work from their seminal 1991 debut LP 'Raise' before launching into tracks from their second album, 1993's 'Mezcal Head', lauded by music bible Pitchfork as one of the top 10 shoegaze albums of all time.

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O2 Academy Islington

16 Parkfield Street
N1 0PS
+44 (0)20 7288 4400

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