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‘Visionary and forward thinking’ i-D

‘Thrilling and ferociously paced avant-punk’ NME

‘They have rock in their DNA’ The Guardian

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West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models and provocateurs The Garden have announced a Dublin date for Whelans this August following the release of their debut album ‘HaHa’ which offers a glimpse into their breakbeat-propelled world of electro-punk anarchy.

The duo represent a youthful punk scene in California with their DIY principles, thrift store-cum-glam fashion style and a list of pick ’n’ mix influences that stretch far beyond The Minutemen. Their minimalist two-piece bass and drums essence is dirty, raw and immediate, with a visceral live element that saw them sell-out their first 2 headline runs in the UK – as well as supporting Warpaint across Europe. They strip off everything unnecessary about modern punk and get straight to the heart of it, consistently defying categorisation and breaking new ground with their ‘Vada Vada*’ philosophy.

Fact is, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears don’t give a shit what you think, they’ve been conceptualising their own style since well before the formation of the band in 2011. Together they are the auditory invaders of the new world; borderless, informed and decentralised. They be grindin’

* Vada-Vada: “an idea that represents pure creative expression, that disregards all previously made genres and ideals” – Wyatt Shears, 2015

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Tickets priced €13 go on sale this Friday 17 June at 9am through & usual outlets nationwide.


€13 tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos