Guards release their new single, ‘I Know It’s You’ on 8th July 2013. It is taken from their debut album In Guards We Trust out now through Partisan Records.
Following their recent explosive visit to Europe, New York City’s Guards ready another reverb-heavy, fuzz-pop tune from their acclaimed debut album. The debut record itself erupts from the speakers, a whirlwind of Phil Spector atmospherics, stomping drums, hazy spiralling guitar lines, and harmony-drenched psychedelic pop vocals.
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.
May 25 – London – Field Day Festival