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Kick Out #4: Deja Vega, Uncle Jane, Gardenback, KingFast, 81 Renshaw St, 16/03/2018

Oldham’s Gardenback return to Kick Out after a great response last time. Its easy to fill a review with comparisons and whilst avoiding that cliché its difficult not to go down that path when they wear their influences so brightly on their sleeve. This is no bad thing in their case.

With an intro that disappointingly sounded like they were launching into a cover of OCS’s “Riverboat Song“, everything turns into Tago Mago lite Canand is all the better for it. From that point on its pure joy all the way.
Lyrics about motorways and dark as hell basslines can’t help to raise the spirit of Joy Division and new track “Bulldog” shows perhaps the real Gardenback, despite maintaining decades of musical heritage like a musical version of a bag of Rowntree’s Randoms.

Health and Well Being” is a beautiful thing, created from a wall of driving guitars and killer drums that sound nothing like a three piece from Oldham should. “Sweetness“, a highlight in this explosive set sounds like one of those belter B Sides by Blur that called on Barrett era Floyd for Brownie points, Gardenback repay the favour.

Whilst “Bury Me” resembles a typical downbeat album closer, there is a sense that this may be the first wrong foot in an otherwise impeccable set, but no, it redeems itself as a classy composition and a perfect place to exit. Gardenback are a band I want to listen to a lot more.

LuCoo Live Jimmy’s All-Dayer Reviews

Read here the reviews from the All-Dayer at Jimmy’s NQ.

Even The Stars: http://www.eventhestars.co.uk/2018/01/dantevilles-hello-operator-gardenback.html?m=0

“They’re a band we hadn’t heard of before, but who really impressed us.”

Northern Alive: https://northernalive.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/lucoo-live-27-01-18/#more-1278

“The trio’s song Bulldog is particularly ear catching and includes a mixture of fierce, warped riffs with chanting vocals.”

Music and Gigs: https://www.musicandgigs.co.uk/single-post/2018/01/31/LIVE-LuCoo-Live-All-Dayer-in-Manchester

 

Turn up that volume – Sleepless review

Big thanks to turn up that volume for their kind words on ‘Sleepless’

“A captivating wall-of-guitar monster fueled with vehement vocals and a hammering rhythm section. This three-piece’s heated intensity will fuel your engine instantly. Top!”

Check it out here, featured alongside other great sounding tracks.

Oldham launches A night and day takeover…

IT was quite some night when Oldham roared into Manchester’s iconic Night and Day Cafe venue in the Northern Quarter – and they well and truly smashed it!

That’s right, I was inside the packed venue for the latest Manchester showcase night from national promoters This Feeling, and two of the four bands – Gardenback, from Saddleworth, and Mossley’s Proletariat – did our town proud.

Simon Smedley

Full review – Oldham Chronicle – 28 March 2017

Ellis at Night and Day
Photographer: James Barlow © Chronicle Online