Following the success of their debut European tour and sold out London show at The Dentist back in August, visceral Californian twins The Garden have announced the release of upcoming single ‘Surprise’ on 8th December via influential London based label Luv Luv Luv Records. To coincide with the release, the pair are set to play 3 UK shows to mark the occasion, with the single launch at The Boston Arms in Tufnell Park on 11th December. They have also been announced as UK tour support for Warpaint next March, with 5 dates finishing at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 26th March.
Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, The Garden consistently defy categorisation and continues to break ground in their self-inflicted ‘Vada Vada’ genre. They are the auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralised, slick sound released from constraint and old ideologies.
Their live shows are experiential, as powerful and philosophically confounding as they are glib and tricksy. There never is any time for explanations, only a sense of urgency and a rapid spiral into their parallel world. To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience.
Whilst drawing inspiration from a background in punk classicism, their two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and very immediate, infusing elements of 90s hip hop and big beat electronica for un-distilled fury. They are an acidic concoction; unstable, sexy and toxic - recently captured in their alien-like glory by famed fashion photographer Hedi Slimane for the iconic Yves Saint Laurent.