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Swervedriver Announce New Zealand Tour With Fur Patrol

Swervedriver Announce New Zealand Tour With Fur Patrol

Thursday 14th April, 2016 9:21AM

English shoegaze innovators Swervedriver are heading to New Zealand for a doubleheader tour with our very own nineties icons Fur Patrol. The Oxford outfit are winging their way to these shores in June for the three-date jaunt off-the-back of releasing their fifth studio album I Wasn't Born To Lose You which came out last year. Meanwhile, Fur Patrol (which remains the line-up of Julia Deans vocals/guitar, Andrew Bain on bass, and Simon Braxton on drums) will be celebrating their 20th anniversary. Here are the details...

Swervedriver with Fur Patrol

Friday 17th June, Churchills, Christchurch
Saturday 18th June, Bodega, Wellington
Sunday 19th June, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR, and instore at Slow Boat and RPM (Wellington), and Flying Out (Auckland)

Here's Swervedriver with 'Winter Depths' released as part of Adult Swim Singles Club 2015...

And here's 'Lydia' from Fur Patrol...


in a doubleheader with FUR PATROL


Nineties UK shoegaze legends SWERVEDRIVER return to NZ with old friends FUR PATROL
FUR PATROL will open this doubleheader whilst celebrating their 20th anniversary.

SWERVEDRIVER inhabit a funny spot within the pantheon of classic shoegazer bands. They were always out of step with their 90s Creation-era peers, most of whom appeared content to disappear behind a veil of tastefully shimmering feedback and lyrical obtuseness. Swervedriver, on the other hand, were interested in ripping. Their guitars may have fed back through the requisite number of effects pedals, and classic Swervedriver t-shirts actually featured a connected bank of effects pedals rather than the bandmembers, but rather than shrink into the feedback, Swervedriver married their guitar haze with nods to poppy psychedelia, American film noir, and songs about fast cars.

FUR PATROL remain Julia Deans vocals and guitar  Andrew Bain on bass, and Simon Braxton on drums.

It's been 20 years since Julia got them together to work on some demo material. And within 4 years they had a classic NZ number one with Lydia.

ANDREW BAIN: "It's been a few years, I hope Simon can remember how to count to 4, although some of our songs do go up to 600 so this could get interesting fast."

doors for all shows at 8 pm


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Fri 17th Jun
Churchills, Christchurch
Sat 18th Jun
Bodega, Wellington
Sun 19th Jun
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

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