Stream: Champs share exuberant “The Garden Is Overgrown”

Garden is OvergrownBritish alt pop duo Champs, otherwise known as brothers Michael and David Champion, have heralded their return with a new track, "The Garden Is Overgrown".

The song welcomes the appearance of spring in exuberant style. An invigorating combination of guitars and keyboards are combined with Michael Champion's lead vocals, while the chorus arrives in an instantly catchy fashion.

The band explain of the song: "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 band last caught our attention with their sophomore album, Vamala, which was released in 2015 and followed 2013 debut Down Like Gold. Since then, the brothers have concentrated on writing and demoing new music, fine tuning their live act along the way. In the past year, Champs have specifically spent time commuting between London and the Isle of Wight, while also travelling and surfing across South East Asia. Work on the follow-up to Vamala is well underway and "The Garden Is Overgrown", produced by Sean Oakley, is a fine promise of things to come.

"The Garden Is Overgrown" is out now on PIAS Recordings. Full tour dates can be found below:

April - 20th @ [PIAS] Nites presents, Lexington, London 

May - 20th @ [PIAS] Nites presents, The Great Escape, Brighton // 28th @ Lending Room, Leeds // 29th @ Underground, Newcastle // 30th @ Band on the Wall, Manchester // 31st @ Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

June - 1st @ Hug & Pint, Glasgow // 3rd @ Joiners (Club Psychedelia), Southampton

Find out more about Champs on their website, and listen to "The Garden Is Overgrown" below.


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