Gardening ‘Second Sight’ : Feel-good new-wavy bop-pop that is seductive to the ears and soul.


London four-piece Gardening (formerly known as Mirror Shot) offers their new single ‘Second Sight’. Gardening self-released their previous single ‘Taste Invader’ under the name Mirror Shot, however they were getting regularly confused with another new band with almost the same name, who were also being played on the same radio shows. With lockdown clearing the gig calendar, they’ve opportunistically decided to sort that particular issue out once and for all.

We’d called them: “feel-good new-wavy bop-pop that is seductive to the ears and soul. It makes you smile and want to be where you’d always wanted to be: happy and joyous.”

Recorded on all-analogue equipment in an ancient studio in North East London, new single ‘Second Sight’ is a galloping psychedelic sprint, opening in a fuzzy rush of riffs and mounting energy. With lyrics “ironically recasting anxiety and pessimism as the world’s shittiest superpowers”, according to songwriter Niall Rush, “it was a live staple, back in the good ol’ days of playing gigs – great for inflicting a bit of hearing damage on our victims in the crowd”.

Gardening consists of: Niall Rush (vocals, guitars), Adam Smith (guitars, vocals), Olivia Horrox (drums, percussion) and Mikey Burton (bass, vocals).


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