Swervedriver at the Scala, Kings Cross

Thanks to a freebie ticket from IanW, I got to check out the comeback kids Swervedriver at the Scala at Kings Cross. First off, let me beef about the venue itself. The huge, slow moving queue outside was ridiculous, with some punters taking over half an hour to get in. Sort it out Scala!

Described as “one of the long-lost shoegazing bands” or even an “English Nirvana,” the Oxford boys made a fairly roaring racket, with little in the way of communication to the crowd.

I rather enjoyed it in a nostalgic kind of way, and there’s enough contemporary mileage in the sound to give the band prospects on the festie circuit. I imagine they’d do well Stateside too.


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