Swervedriver’s debut album turns 25 today, Raise was released on September 30th 1991.
Featuring the lead tracks from their three previous EPs including Son of A Mustang Ford, Rave Down and Sandblasted, watch them below. Although the band were lazily categorised with the shoegaze trend their sound was far closer to that of US bands of the time including Dinosaur Jr.
Hailing from Oxford it was well documented at the time that the band signed to Creation after Mark Gardener from local band Ride played their demo to McGee and the rest is history.
Read an interview with Jim Hartridge from the band upon the release of their remastered Creation back catalogue in 2008