Swervedriver announce UK tour for May

The band's first album in 17 years - 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You' - is out March 2

Swervedriver have announced plans for a UK tour to support the release of the shoegaze band’s fifth album ‘I Wasn’t Born To Lose You’, which is their first new LP since 1998’s ’99th Dream’.

‘I Wasn’t Born To Lose You’ was recorded at both Birdland in Melbourne, Australia and Konk studios in London. It comes out on March 2 and they will tour in May, starting at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on May 12, visiting Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, York, Bristol and more, before finishing up at London’s Scala on May 27. Scroll down for full dates.

Swervedriver reformed in 2007 after an eight-year hiatus to play a run of US and UK shows as well 2009’s ATP: Nightmare Before Christmas. They have shared two songs from the new album, ‘Autodidact’, and ‘Setting Sun’, which you can hear below. Swervedriver formed in Oxford in 1989 before releasing their debut album ‘Raise’ in 1991. It was followed by 1993’s ‘Mezcal Head’, 1995’s ‘Ejector Seat Reservation’ and 1998’s ’99th Dream’.


Swervedriver play:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (May 12)
Brighton The Haunt (13)
Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (14)
Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (15)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (16)
Sheffield Corporation (18)
Glasgow King Tut’s (19)
Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (20)
York Fibbers (21)
Oxford O2 Academy 2 (22)
Bristol Thekla (24)
Nottingham Bodega Social Club (25)
Norwich Arts Centre (26)
London Scala (27)

The ‘I Wasn’t Born To Lose You’ tracklisting is:

‘Last Rites’
‘For A Day Like Tomorrow’
‘Setting Sun’
‘English Subtitles’
‘Red Queen Arms Race’
‘Deep Wound’
‘Lone Star’
‘I Wonder?’