Swervedriver Share a Video for New Song “Spiked Flower”

Future Ruins Due Out January 25 via Dangerbird

Jan 10, 2019
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Swervedriver are releasing a new album, Future Ruins, on January 25 via Dangerbird. Now they have shared another new song from the album, "Spiked Flower," via a video for the song. Watch the video below.

Frontman Adam Franklin had this to say about the song in a press release: "When recording 'Spiked Flower,' everything went very Television for a moment... We were in downtown LA and Television came and played 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 it and it made me think of Marquee Moon. It didn't sound like them in the end though."

Previously Swervedriver shared the album's first three singles: "Mary Winter" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), "Drone Lover" (via a video for the song), and "The Lonely Crowd Fades in the Air" (also via a video).

The British band made their mark in the 1990s as part of the original shoegazing movement, but returned in 2015 with I Wasn't Born to Lose You, which was their first new album in 17 years.

The album was started in October 2017, just after finishing a U.S. tour performing their classic albums Raise and Mezcal Head in their entirety. "That's a good way to record," said Franklin in a previous press release, "because you've literally just seen the whites of the audience's eyes and you're thinking, 'If that audience from last night were here now...' You can't get too mellow. We came home with 30 different songs."

Franklin also had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "There's a lot of foreboding with regard to the future on this album. Space is in there a lot too. In the first song, the character is a spaceman who's trying to remember what life is really like. Also, it could be about somewhere in the world where winter isn't like the winter here. A sunny place, but its December or January and you're trying to remember winter. Something's going on."

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