|The Garage Flowers - Photo credit: Eric Mouroux|
The Garage Flowers have today shared their new single Panic Street Again, the first track from their upcoming debut EP titled Moods Like English Weather.
Recorded and produced by Margo Broom (Fat White Family, Calva Louise), Panic Street Again is a thrilling and catchy piece of guitar music set to leave you hungry for more. Speaking of the song The Garage Flowers’ frontman Joe Capaldi says;
“Our bass player Mike Serapinas was babysitting me at A&E at 3 am and we had been there since midnight. When he got restless and went to the toilets to hotbox it after I dared him and reappeared fifteen minutes later saying “divine Inspiration” had hit him and he had recorded on his phone the perfect harmony for the chorus. He was right.”
Lyrics are important to The Garage Flowers and Joe wants to share some fascinating insight with It’s All Indie.
"It started out lyrically as a writing exercise (1, 2, 3, 4) but soon grew into a lament of the dehumanising effects of modern western culture. I was inspired by the rhetoric of dark comedy films I was obsessing over at the time like The Sunset Limited and Happiness.”
“Wherein tragedies are trivialised. Skeletons in the closet and out the closet, yesterday’s heartbreaks become tomorrow's workplace anecdotes, speed dating routines, a growing list of facts and figures, professionally packaged and delivered for all next month's weekend friends."
The Garage Flowers are Jonny Webber on guitar, Mike Serapinas on bass and backing vocals, drummer Norea Persson and Joe Capaldi on vocals and guitar. The Bristol born band have been making waves since Joe and Jonny moved to London in 2017. Disillusioned with the music scene in their hometown and hungry for fame and fortune, they threw their guitars and their few possessions into the back of a Peugeot 206 and drove to the capital.
Whilst living out of the car for eleven months, they began to forge their legend by gigging regularly in the city. By the end of the year they were able to count sold out headline shows at The Alleycat in Soho, their beloved Dublin Castle, festival appearances at the likes of Tramlines, Dot To Dot and headlining Crowndale Club at Camden Rocks Festival.
As well as bringing their explosive performances to iconic venues, the band have a taste for the unconventional, acquiring a notorious reputation for playing their own guerrilla gigs in homeless shelters, warehouses and house parties.
The band kicked on in 2018, beginning the year with a UK tour to promote their single Hello Tango and another sold out headline show. This was supported by a string of European dates in France and Belgium.
With a European tour to be announced in support of the EP, the band are celebrating the single release by throwing a Panic Street Again Launch party on Saturday 3rd November at Roadtrip & The Workshop in London, a busy festival season shaping up next summer, the future is looking bright for The Garage Flowers.