Saturday, 15 September 2012

Swervedriver- Raise

I've seen this band classified by so many music commentators as being part of that 90s shoegaze thing. And that would be due to the love of loud, clangy guitar blattage that they undoubtedly share  with a band like My Bloody Valentine.

But, I just don't see them as having that much in common with other gaze bands like Slowdive and The Telescopes. Swervedriver were just a tad on the squelchy and heavy side, compared to that ethereal crew of cloud-squatters.

Anyway, think Sonic Youth meets Zen Aracde era Husker Du, and add just a dollop of that driving heavy metal meets Blade Runner edge for an instant lost classic of the 90s!

Something like that...

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