Swervedriver share ‘Spiked Flower’ video. New album Future Ruins released Jan 25 via Rock Action
Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated new album Future Ruins, Swervedriver have shared the heavy-hitting new track ‘Spiked Flower’, along with washed out new visuals directed by Steve Gullick. Watch on YouTube. Continuing the bands legacy as one of Britain’s finest purveyors of immersive alt. rock, Future Ruins is released on January 25th 2019 via Rock Action.
Of ‘Spiked Flower’, Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin says: “We were recording in downtown LA and Television came and played Marquee Moon next door to the hotel we were staying at. On the Sunday as I walked to pick up my laundry, I saw Tom Verlaine climb into a car on a side street and then Jimmy had this riff and I started singing “why don’t you talk to me?” to the riff and it made me think of Marquee Moon. It didn’t sound like them in the end though.”
Swervedriver have also just announced their first UK show of 2019, performing at London’s Brixton Academy on Feb 1st, alongside The Dandy Warhols, celebrating 25 years of their iconic album Welcome To The Monkey House. Tickets are available now. Swervedriver are also set to perform at this years SXSW, which takes place March 11th – 17th in Austin, Texas.
Swervedriver have so far shared the powerful album opener ‘Mary Winter’, the 21st century techno-warfare examining ‘Drone Lover’ and the precise and driving ‘The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air’. The tracks share a foreboding uncertainty of the future – a theme that looms of many of the tracks on the record. Future Ruins presents a band moving with real time and real life vitality, showcasing new tricks alongside classic hallmarks. The album exhibits Swervedriver’s fabled widescreen escapism, but combined with very real fears of the modern condition.