The band have also signed to Mogwai's Rock Action label
Swervedriver have announced their return by sharing their heavy new single ‘Mary Winter’, the first track to be taken from their upcoming new album ‘Future Ruins’.
The Oxford band will follow up their fifth studio album ‘I Wasn’t Born to Lose You’ (released in 2015) with the new record, which’ll be their first under a new deal with Mogwai‘s label Rock Action.
‘Future Ruins’ is set for release on January 25, 2019, and Swervedriver have today (October 25) started the countdown to the new album by unleashing its lead single ‘Mary Winter’.
Narrated by a traveller who is “hurtling away from this world”, vocalist/guitarist Adam Franklin said of the track: “In ‘Mary Winter’, the character is a spaceman who’s trying to remember what life is really like. There’s a lot of foreboding with regard to the future on this album.”
Listen to Swervedriver’s new single ‘Mary Winter’ below.
Speaking about Swervedriver’s latest return to action, Franklin remarked: “I love being back in this band. We’re playing places that we’ve either not played in a long time or new places, like Singapore, where there were 20 year old kids there and they’re singing the words to the new songs…
“We don’t want to be the band that just plays the old albums. We’re glad to have a whole bunch of new songs. We’re on it again.”
‘Future Ruins’ is the second Swervedriver album to emerge in the last four years. Prior to that, the band released four albums between 1991 and 1998, ending with the release of ’99th Dream’ – which came out the same year that the band first initially decided to split.