Beating the competition in the Oxford heats are alt-rockers, Garden. Scuzz TV presenter and journalist, Matt Stocks caught up with them to talk about how the band started, The Pogues and what we can expect to see from them at The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery – The Final on Thursday 27 April.
What band made you want to start a band?
“Everyone in the band has quite different tastes in music. If we’re all in the car together, we don’t want to listen to the same music, so I suppose for our singer and drummer it’s probably Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, and me and the bassist like Foals and Of Monsters And Men.”
How would you describe Garden to someone who’s never heard you before?
“We’re asked this question quite a lot and we always have a pretty dreadful answer. It’s not too heavy that you want to cover your ears, but it’s not too soft that you think you’re listening to Ed Sheeran – probably slap bang in the middle of that.”
What can we expect from your set at the final?
“I don’t know. We’ll try and get everyone involved, as it’s always boring watching a band that aren’t in touch with the crowd.”
How will you celebrate if you win?
“Well, there’s a club in Northampton called NB’s and we all love NB’s, so the plan will probably involve a big night out there with our mates.”
Well good luck. The final question has to be, what’s your favourite song by The Pogues?
“I like Love You ‘Till The End. It hasn’t really got the Irish feel to it as much as the other ones, but I just enjoy it. It feels like the whole song is one big crescendo.”
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About The Pogues Irish Whiskey:
The audaciously Irish spirit from the famed Celtic punk band, The Pogues Irish Whiskey contains the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the band. Carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills in Skibbereen, West Cork, the whiskey is triple-distilled and aged in bourbon oak casks for three years and a day. The Pogues Irish Whiskey has a warming aroma of malts and cracked nuts. Available at select bars across the UK and from online retailers.