Toronto, ON-based band, Ivy Gardens has unveiled their debut self-titled EP, which features their lead single, “Close Calls“.
With heavy/ chugging guitar, hallucinogenic organ, and a warpath of drum beats, the first few minutes of the single has been said to be the sonic equivalent of a panic attack.
The line “Get outside and clear your mind / Instead of searching for ways to hide,” clearly summarizes the thematic impetus for this EP: escaping the confusing and chaotic times we find ourselves in.
There’s a lot of anger on this EP and why shouldn’t there be? The constant ridicule and sense of untrustworthiness towards many is certainly in the air while paranoia is slowly running rampant in the streets. It’s like a scene out of a dystopian film, only this is real life.
Ivy Gardens link every song to an undesirable relationship, though never paint it as black and white. Every song is relatable to a relationship, but also fast-paced and hard-hitting.
“We wanted the highest energy, most honest songwriting and the heaviest, pummeling riffs we could possibly deliver,” says Ivy Gardens.
Listen to their EP below, and stay up to date with the band via their socials.
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