Leeds’ GREEN GARDENS exist in a space between art rock and experimental pop, their eclectic catalogue going from intimate to dramatic in a heartbeat. Green Gardens new run of songs are part fables, part musings on posterity, and the rest is energy.
The group have recently shared their sprawling new single ‘Didn’t I Do Well’. The track is the third in a run of HelpMusicians funded singles from the band.
‘Didn't I Do Well’ is the descent through the centre of the earth, and out the other side, illustrated by the bands new catastrophic sound and brought to a fore in a pummeling climax orchestrated by producer Jamie Lockhart. The band are quickly gaining momentum with their previous releases ‘I Keep Eating Myself’ and ‘Home in the Books’ seeing support from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Amazing Radio.
Of the single, Green Gardens share: “‘Didn’t I Do Well’ is about digging a hole through the centre of the earth, melting halfway through, and coming out the other side. The song is arranged to wedge you between all the elements. You’re being told a story but you’re also in the story. The only way out from compression can be down, but on the other side it’s sweet and it’s cool.
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