Jack Goldstein + Garden Centre + Chiba
Jack Goldstein makes Experimental Lo-fi Power Pop/Emo. His latest record, titled ‘Sandwiches’, is a Brian Wilson-esque song-cycle thats hung up on an anthropomorphised love between a Google image search of Honolulu and the IRL snoozy, under imagined interzone about 5 miles north-west of Oxford that Goldstein grew up in. His previous record, ‘Tonic Of Wilderness’, was described as “a quiet triumph; a lo-fi yet eye-wideningly expansive collage of sound taking in so many moods, emotions and samples that it’s hard to keep track”
Garden Centre like to think about garden centres. Formed by members of King of Cats, Joanna Gruesome, Towel and Keel her, they make relatively erratic pop music. Some of that music is based on the experiences and memories of a group of people who used to hang out in an abandoned plant nursery. Garden Centre do not view the lives of these people in an objective or fair way.
Chiba invite you into ‘The Reptile Room’, a wasteland of impaired perceptions on the outskirts of a shit-town. Sounding like a cross between Angelo Badalamenti and Guantanamo Baywatch, Chiba make surfmusic for the landlocked sad soul. Like Joe Meek if had hadn’t been so normal.