Swervedriver have always seemed like a bit of an outlier on the Shoegazing graph, but if you draw a line from the ethereal dreaming of early Slowdive, through the heavy attack of Ride, if you have a big enough piece of paper you’ll eventually connect to the dot marked Swervedriver. Unlike many of the other bands stamped with the shoegazing tag, Swervedriver looked to US rock and garage acts like Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr for inspiration, and over time would move further and further away from the shimmering distortion that typified the shoegazing scene.

Originally from Oxford, Swervedriver moved to the big smoke in search of chart fame and fortune. They found indie success, but their early singles stalled no higher than 60 in the chart, and later singles failed to chart altogether.