|Born||19 July 1968
|Associated acts||Swervedriver, Toshack Highway, Magnetic Morning, Sophia, Shake Appeal|
Adam Franklin (born 19 July 1968) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is the front-man of the alternative rock band Swervedriver (1989–99, 2007–present) as well as the main creative force behind Toshack Highway (1999–2006) and currently releases records under his own name with his touring band Bolts of Melody. Franklin has released five independent studio albums in addition to three albums and two EPs under the moniker "Toshack Highway". He also sings and plays guitar in Magnetic Morning, a collaboration with Sam Fogarino from Interpol who have released an EP and a full-length album. Franklin is also a longtime member of the Sophia collective.
Adam Franklin (& Bolts of Melody)
|2007||Bolts of Melody
|2010||I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years
|2013||Drones & Clones|
Singles and appearances
||From the tribute compilation A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner'|
1. "S.O.S." (ABBA cover)
2. "Son of Sam" (Elliott Smith cover)
|2008||"Shine a Light"||Wolf Parade cover from the Adam Franklin / Handsome Furs split single|
|2010||"The Black Angel's Death Song"
||The Velvet Underground cover|
|2011||Winter, Winter, Winter
1. "The Throat of Winter" (T. Rex cover)
2. "Wishful Sinful" (The Doors cover)
|2012||"Shine a Light"
A. "Shine a Light" (prev. released in 2008)
B. "Elm Grove Window" (The Clientele cover)
|"I Want You Right Now (Kosmische Version)"
||From the Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody / Heaven 7" split with the B-side "Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes" by Heaven|
|"I Want You Tomorrow"
||Instrumental version of "I Want You Right Now (Kosmische Version)" appearing on Hush Delirium – The Taster LP, a sampler of tracks used in the Hush Delirium art & music collaboration project|
|"California Solo (Band Version)"
||Appears on the soundtrack "California Solo (Original Music from the Motion Picture)"|
|"California Solo (Waltz Version)"
||Alternate version of the title song from the movie California Solo|
|2013||"Ramonesland (Instrumental in F)"
||Sales from this release donated to the Fund for Danny Lackey|
Live studio sessions
|Year||Details||Tracklist / Notes|
|2005||KEXP Session (NYC)
||1. "99th Dream"
2. "The Streets That Spin Off"
4. "Song of Solomon"
|2007||KEXP Session (Seattle)
||1. "Morning Rain"
2. "Shining Somewhere"
3. "Birdsong (Moonshiner Version)"
4. "Song of Solomon"
|2009||A Soundworld of Rain
||Recorded December 2007 at Jamnow Studios, Tinton Falls, NJ|
|2010||Rabid in the Kennel Session
||1. "Yesterday Has Gone Forever"
2. "Take Me to mMy Leader"
3. "Spent Bullets"
4. "Lord Help Me Jesus, I've Wasted a Soul"
5. "I Want You Right Now"
6. "Dreaming" (Sophia cover)
|2001||Everyday, Rock'n'Roll Is Saving My Life EP
||Includes an acoustic 4-track version of Swervedriver's "The Hitcher”|
||Double CD split with Sianspheric|
|2005||Everyday, Rock'n'Roll Is Saving My Life Vol.2
||Compilation of previously unreleased demos and live recordings from 1995–2005|
||Contains two versions of "Birdsong", which later appear on Adam Franklin's debut album Bolts of Melody, and two versions of "Theme from LSD" demo from Everyday, Vol.2|
||Includes the B-side "Silver Freight Train”|
|2007||The Setting Suns EP
- "Adam Franklin bio". toshackhighway.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody discography". adamfranklin.com. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody [discography]". Bandcamp. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
- "Toshack Highway [full discography]". toshackhighway.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- Auralgasms interview, July 2007.
- .com/adam-franklin-swervedriver-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-1998/ Franklin's 1998 Swervedriver Guitar Rig. Guitar .Com
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