Champs – aka brothers Michael and David Champion – announce new track ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’ through Play It Again Sam, and a run of UK shows.
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, demo-ing and fine tuning their new live set-up. Listen to ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’ now on the Shoot New Release Sport Playlist!
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 b 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 track 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 Michael explains;
“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.”
Champs have confirmed the following headline shows alongside appearances 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)
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