through the rain
"Through The Rain" is a perfect introduction to the lush world of sound that Bell Gardens have carefully crafted through the use of real instruments and classic recording techniques.
It's a bright, floaty burst of musical sunshine and sweet vocal harmonies, with a deeply embedded vein of mystery and wistfulness. The B-side of the single is a loping, steel-guitar infused interpretation of the late great Townes Van Zandt's "Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya". Forming in 2007 with founding members Brian McBride and Kenneth James Gibson, Bell Gardens set to swoon with faithful but refined nostalgia. Their sound hands back to their late night musical favourites from Bobby Vinton to Jack Nitzsche and the ever influential Beach Boys. It’s worth mentioning their unorthodox and boundary pushing styles, where classic instrumentation and technical appreciation are imaginatively adapted giving way to what is best described as unrestrained pop music. With backgrounds from dream noise project Furry Things, and minimalist drone backdrop specialists Stars Of The Lid, there’s more than meets the eye. As with any inspirational chemistry, it’s always reassuring to know it merely took the faintest of curiosity to create something quite exquisite indeed. Two sides of a seven inch which won't let you down, no matter what the weather. Grab a piece of Bell Gardens' rainbow pie. For Fans of: Spiritualized, Townes Van Zandt, The Free Design, Millennium, Sagittarius.