Toshack Highway is the umbrella name for all the projects undertaken by Swervedriver vocalist/guitarist Adam Franklin's since his seminal shoegazer band went on semi-permanent hiatus in the late '90s. Initially Toshack was a trio also featuring Sophia drummer Jeff Towsin and accomplished producer/session musician Charlie Francis on keyboards, bass, and knobs. In this configuration, Toshack released a long self-titled LP in 2000, which extended Swervedriver's paradigmatic swirly pop aesthetic into all sorts of arenas which had been taboo for the old band, including sleepy spaghetti western-ish country-rock, Fahey-esque faux-folk noodling, and bubbling electronic pop. Rather than build on this acclaimed foray into eclectic post-shoegazer atmospherics, however, the next year Franklin released a four-song EP titled Everyday, Rock 'n' Roll Is Saving My Life, also under the Toshack rubric, but this time consisting of his own lo-fi voice/guitar/percussion demos, which sounded to many like dusty old Swervedriver demos.
In 2003, Toshack Highway came back with another release, this one 2CD split LP (Melodic Morning/Aspiring Age) with the Canadian neo-shoegazer group