Wyatt Shears, photo by Hedi Slimane
Wyatt Shears, photo by Hedi Slimane

“…the album is quick: they tear through sixteen tracks in about eighteen minutes. Driven by just Wyatt’s bass and Fletcher’s drums, each track is sparse, haunting, aggressive, and seems to be written from a perspective only understood by the brothers. – MTV’s The Hive

Wyatt as both bass and vocals forms the flesh of The Garden’s sound. Atypically of the punk genre, Wyatt’s vocals are refined and inflected, with careful attention paid to timbre and articulation. Bass lines in The Garden run the gamut of the fret board and are laced with effects that propel what is traditionally a component of the rhythm section into the primary melody, one that is predominately dark and sinister but at turns humorous and cheeky. In performance Wyatt is brooding and intense, a dark cloud that blasts the crowd with philosophical lightning bolts from The Garden’s parallel world, the Vadaverse.

When not touring or recording with The Garden Wyatt works on his side project ENJOY.

 

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