Since 2016, over each antipodean summer, Guardian Singles have converged on Auckland from around the world to play a series of explosive live shows that quickly garnered them a reputation as a band not too miss (unless you were still stuck on a beach somewhere). Since recording in 2016 and 2017, the album has finally been finished and will be released with a party at Whammy Bar on January 18th.
The band is made up of Thom Burton (Wilberforces, SoccerPractise), Fiona Campbell (Vivian Girls, Chain and The Gang, The Coolies), Durham Fenwick (Green Grove, New Gum Sarn, Scuba Diva), Perry Mahoney (Civil Union, Crash Material) and featuring on the album Madison Eve (Peach Milk).
Their self titled debut LP offers 8 songs of hectic, transgressive and invigorating punk rock influence by the likes of 1980’s bands Wipers, The Cure, Pylon and The Sound. Sometimes with precision and sometimes with chaos, Guardian Singles relentlessly push an often overlooked sound into new and exciting dimensions.
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