Snap Scene: Swervedriver, Croxton Bandroom – 19th September 2019

Hot off the heels of the release of their latest album Future Ruins earlier this year, which saw them stamp their authority as the OG purveyors of widescreen psychedelic shoegaze, Swervedriver are ready to land back Down Under this September brandishing their latest long player full of molten riffs and a sonic roadtrip through the depths of their back catalogue stretching back almost 30 years.

Forming in Oxford in 1989, Swervedriver were thrown headlong into the forefront of UK underground music, soon signing to Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records and releasing their seminal debut EP, Son of Mustang Ford in 1990. This began a prolific period of touring and releasing records, with albums Raise and Mezcal Head defining the heavier end of the shoegaze spectrum, and elevating them to the guitar pedal stomping pantheon inhabited by fellow luminaries such as Ride and Slowdive. Amidst personnel issues and management changes the core team of frontman Adam Franklin and fellow guitar arc welder Jimmy Hartridge maintained an astonishing work ethic that saw EPs, albums and tours completed at a prodigious rate until the band screeched to a halt at the end of 1998.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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