Swervedriver, long one of the more underrated alternative rock bands of the 90’s, have experienced a revival in the last few years – especially with their last two records, which carry on the spirit of 1991’s Raise and 1993’s Mezcal Head. Recently released 6th record Future Ruins is another solid record in their catalogue, and the acclaimed English act is gearing up for a major co-headlining tour with fellow stalwarts Failure. The tour, which is hitting North America this late winter/spring, is one that should be on your radar – especially considering how good Failure’s 2018 album was. Check out the dates below.
Alt-rock veterans Failure, who earlier this year announced that their fifth album would be released in quadrants culminating in a full-length album this October, have released the third segment: The Furthest Thing EP. The EP can now be streamed below in its entirety. The upcoming full-length will be the band’s first since 2015’s comeback record The Heart Is A Monster, a record that signaled Failure’s return to the music scene after almost 20 years.
I think it goes without saying that in recent years, bands have fallen in love with the 90’s sound. It has changed the outcome of many band’s albums, and in doing so a new wave of the alternative rock sound from way back when is back. To my surprise, it has gained a lot of traction and a lot of bands seem to be following suit. Here is one man’s opinion of this 90’s revival and possibly some advice for new-coming bands who want to head in that direction.
Breaking Benjamin are set to release their upcoming fifth full length album, ‘Dark Before Dawn’ on June 23rd, 2015.