Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody
With a frontman involved with so many other projects, it’s surprising to find that Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody has the focus of a single-minded band. Franklin, the band’s guitarist, singer, and chief songwriter, got his start with Oxford’s mid-’80s outfit Shake Appeal before founding seminal shoegaze band Swervedriver, and later forming the more space-oriented Toshack Highway. These days, Franklin balances obligations to the revitalized Swervedriver with Magnetic Morning, his collaborative band with Interpol’s Sam Fogarino, but allows his distinctive personal notes to spill over into Adam Franklin And Bolts Of Melody. The band’s 2009 release, Spent Bullets, takes a distinctive turn from its self-titled 2007 debut with pleasantly lethargic sonic harmonies and electronic experimentation.