Artist Alert: Green Gardens
We’ve been excited about the wonderful Green Gardens for a while now, so much so that we hailed them as our artist of 2018. This week we finally got to sit down with the boys from up north to chat with them about their influences and that dream Glasto slot.
There is a sincere originality to the music that Green Gardens have been creating, and it’s an honest characteristic that makes it easy for the band to stand out amidst their contemporaries. Their handful of 2018 releases are full of tropical harmonies, fuzzy indie-pop and a darker realism that swims through their lyrics. Perhaps what is most alluring about them though is their mature and distinct sound, that they have crafted so soon in their career, easily sidestepping any awkward teething moments.
Can you tell us who you are, where you're from, and a little bit about the music you make?
We're Green Gardens from Leeds, our music is a kind of leftfield-y art-y pop. we're not entirely sure but we enjoy it.
Why did you decide to start a band together?
We love each other very much and this is the only way we can express it properly.
Who are your biggest influences?
We take a lot from The Beatles and Bowie. We also listen to a lot of Everything Everything, Flyte and The Microphones.
What has been your biggest highlight of this year as a band?
Would have to be between the heading out on a northern tour with the lovely chalkpit records and getting into the studio and recording. We go to Greenmount studios in Armley which is always such a wonderful experience.
What do you think of the music scene in Leeds?
There's a great DIY scene going on at the moment in Leeds, a lot of cool people in cool places doing cool things.
Have you got any exciting plans you can tell us about going into 2019?
WE ARE SUPER PUMPED TO BE PLAYING AT THIS YEARS lIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL IN MAY & we're still working hard in our basement on lots of new music. We also plan on transcending the astral realm.
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What new bands are you listening to at the moment?
Van Houten, Beluga and Cruel World are all wonderful local bands at the moment.
Glasto just before Kenny Rogers
Describe your sound in three words?
Nostalgic, Versatile, Boursin