TUNE CHAMPS - The Garden Is Overgrown
CHAMPS, aka brothers Michael and David Champion mark their return with news of a brand new track The Garden Is Overgrown and details of a short run of UK live shows in May.
Having garnered approval with 2015’s VAMALA and following their first headline UK tour later the same year the brothers have spent the interim writing, demoing and fine tuning their new live set-up. Fragile melancholia coupled with a pop nous provided the foundations for an undeniably personal album that spawned several singles, picking up plenty of air play and clocking up in excess of over six million Spotify plays marking them out as ones to watch.
The past year has seen the pair commuting between their home on the Isle of Wight and London whilst also venturing across S.E Asia combining their love of travelling and surfing. Work on the follow up to VAMALA begins in earnest and The Garden Is Overgrown, produced by Sean Oakley (Rick Rubin’s go-to engineer) is the introduction to the next chapter.
The Garden Is Overgrown emerges into the spring sunlight, an exhilarating eruption of guitars and keyboards partnered with Michael on lead vocals cascading almost immediately into a hook laden, engaging chorus. Their return is replete with a fuller sound, no less evocative than previous outings but combined with a new found confidence sees CHAMPS stride forward with what promises to be an exciting next few months.
As they explain; “the heart of the song is about youth and all that growing up entails – through the passage of time, relationships and priorities ebb and flow along with flux and excitement and at times, the insecurities and disenchantment that one feels as life’s path is negotiated.”
“the love is eclectic, the best I’ve seen…”
CHAMPS have confirmed the following headline shows alongside appearances at [PIAS] Nites events in London and at this year’s The Great Escape in Brighton.
20th LONDON Lexington [PIAS] Nites
20th BRIGHTON The Great Escape [PIAS] Nites presents
28th LEEDS Lending Room
29th NEWCASTLE Underground
30th MANCHESTER Band on the Wall
31st BIRMINGHAM Actress & Bishop
1st GLASGOW Hug & Pint
3rd SOUTHAMPTON Joiners (Club Psychedelia)