Pop Mutations presents:
Garden Centre is a band formed out of necessity. The specific function of the band was to tell the story of a group of people who found themselves drawn to an abandoned plant nursery in southern England. The band hoped that their messages were transmitted efficiently, broadcast via audio in the form of their début album 'Garden Centre'.
With their task well and truly complete, the members of Garden Centre have become distracted. Some members still obsess over semi-rural boredom and exploration. Others have the audacity to write love songs. The most cretinous members opt to write about energy drinks exclusively. Garden Centre features members of Joanna Gruesome, King Of Cats, Porridge Radio and Ex Void. They make hyperactive music that is never too far from complete collapse."
The Tubs were formed by two of the primary songwriters from the critically lauded pop group Joanna Gruesome-Owen Williams & George Nicholls- as a way of expanding the dimensions of their ‘‘jubilant’ (New York Times), ‘hook stuffed’ compositions (Pitchfork).
Drawing influence from Antipodean pop, contemporary post-punk, Cleaners from Venus style jangle and Robert Wyatt style pastoralism, The ‘Tubullar Sound’’s breadth is forever growing wider. The ‘Names EP’, sees the group embrace a snarkier, more hostile side of themselves, perhaps attributable to Williams, bassist Max Warren, and drummer Matthew Green's involvement in Sniffany & The Nits (Thrilling Living)- one of London’s most troubling punk bands.