Reverb-heavy,fuzz-pop band of the moment GUARDS are supporting New York psych-juggernauts MGMT on tour this autumn. They also have a new single ‘Coming True’ out on 4th November through Partisan Records.
You might be aware of Guards’ protagonist already. Richie Follin is the guitarist in indie-pop band CULTS. While on tour, Follin and Cults drummer Loren Humphrey (who Follin worked with in garage-rock band The Willowz) spent much of their downtime writing songs and getting ideas down onto tape. The resulting demos, with Follin on lead vocals, sounded fresh and exciting, and thus Guards were born. The band became a very real prospect when LA friend, Kaylie Church joined on keyboards and dual-vocals. Do not miss their show on Tues 15 Oct at The Shacklewell Arms.