MoSo: Swervedriver, The Moas, Maicamia and Snake River at Amigos
June 19, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
What started out as a simple conversation over coffee has turned into a nationally-celebrated digital, mobile, and social media conference and music festival. Five years ago, we were just one idea.
In 1990 London’s indie-rock guitar scene was developing a distinctive new psychedelic sound: swirling, dreamy, mysterious and very much of the British Isles. One band stood out by hot-wiring that sound with the subversive energy of some American bands of the era and that band was Swervedriver. They had the liquid distortion of shoegaze combined with the cool swagger of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr – giving them a unique sound and attitude.
After years of touring, and some time going their separate ways, everything ratcheted up several notches in 2013 when Swervedriver released its first single in 15 years, “Deep Wound.”
And finally the announcement came that the band had been recording at legendary studios Birdland in Melbourne, and Konk in London. Their fifth album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You was released worldwide in March 2015.