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Charles Howl - Garden Train


Storming into the Far Out Track of the Day column is ‘Charles Howl’ with a naughty garage skewed number by the name of ‘Garden Train’. I know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t one man band (just imagine if it was!), it is in fact a London-based four piece with roots buried deep into a world where the sonic seeds of Syd Barret twist and turn ever-growing towards a B.R.M.C / MC5/ 60’S Garage Nuggets sun, photosynthesised by the incessant nature of contemporaries, The KVB and elements of early Horrors.

Please, you mustn’t be fooled by the title of the song either, musically we couldn’t get further away than the dream alluding ‘Garden Train’; the murky, sinister base line from the off quashes that vision instantly before the biology altering distortion and sociopathic drum beat buries any remaining thoughts of whimsy faster than you can say ‘Proper Ornaments’.

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Signed to the brutally burgeoning PNKSLM label, it’ll be interesting to see where Howl and his band of lysergic London minstrels take these tunes over the next year, as by the sound of things the group are more than up for a wild ride.

Joshua Hevicon