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Swervedriver Added To Coachella, Expands Tour

Swervedriver will kick off its reunion tour with a newly confirmed booking on the final day of this month’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The U.K. rock group will then begin a North American run May 26 in Seattle.

“We’ve actually only had the one get-together at this point in a cheap studio in North London but it sounded surprisingly tight and together — and also more punk rock and unhinged than ever before somehow,” frontman Adam Franklind said.

“We’ll be getting together some more this month and then will get a little more intensive before the tour just to make sure we have as many songs and sounds down as we want,” he continues.

Beforehand, Franklin has new music to offer in the form of the self-titled debut EP from Magnetic Morning, his band with Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino. “There are tunes where it’s Sam’s main melody and then I’ve introduced a chord sequence around that melody,” he says. “So it’s like sonic tag — I chuck it back at him and he does production things over my arrangement, [then] chucks it back to me again for a vocal melody.”

The group, which has only played live once so far, is hoping to tour in the fall.

Here are Swervedriver’s tour dates:

April 27: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
May 26: Seattle (Neumo’s)
May 27: Portland, Ore. (Wonder Ballroom)
May 29: San Francisco (Fillmore)
May 30: San Diego (Casbah)
May 31: Los Angeles (Fonda Theatre)
June 3: Austin, Texas (Emo’s)
June 5: Atlanta (Masquerade)
June 6: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat’s Cradle)
June 7: Philadelphia (TLA)
June 8: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 10: Boston (Paradise)
June 11: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
June 12: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
June 13: Toronto (Lee’s Palace)
June 14: Chicago (Metro)