Plucked from the dreamland of Orange County, California, the twin brothers of garage punk band, The Garden, station themselves in the powerhouse venue, Electric Ballroom of Camden in London. After a flush of jarring light and a monotonous drone, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears pounced from seemingly nowhere into sight with outlandish excitement.
Both threw themselves around the stage, like two charged atoms brimming with energy, creating a sound that could only be described as The Pixies on MDMA.
With their relentless performance, the Shears brothers and crowd alike spent (probably) a maximum of ten seconds at a time of not moving, jolting and shoving about at all other times.
From throbbing, melodic sequences such as ‘No destination’ to guttural, non-stop bangers like ‘Stallion’ and the famous ‘All Smiles Over Here :)’.
It is evident that both brothers are pioneers in a ever-evolving punk scene with their electronic fusions with gritty guitar and intense, harrowing drums.
Words: Megan Berridge