Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Alt-J, Grizzly Bear, Junip, The Shins, Wilco, Broken Social Scene


band members

James Gough (drums, vocals), Paul Dopper, (bass, vocals), Marcel Zimmet (keys, vocals) and Mike Meston (lead vocal, guitar)


Influences

Arcade Fire, Crowded House, City & Colour, Leonard Cohen, Everything Everything, Kaki King, Foals, Dead Kennedy's, Black Flag, Dappled Cities


Website

www.greenstonegarden.com

Bio

NEWS | Our third single 'Burning Paradise' is here and has just been nominated for the 2015 NT Song of the YearAwards! We recorded with Steven Schram at Head Gap Studios and this track is a little different to our other stuff but still has the GSG sound. There's also a new film clip coming early July. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates.

There’s something about Green Stone Garden’s music that remains as elusive and genuine as their home city of Darwin. A remote sensibility, mixed with urban longing. Sometimes you want to escape; sometimes you can’t believe you’ve found paradise at your doorstep. As forthcoming single Steam muses, “It’s like the city let go of the rain”.

Together since 2011, alt-rock band Green Stone Garden has become emblematic of the Darwin music scene. They have received critical and industry recognition with the band winning the rock category of the ‘2013 Northern Territory Song of the Year Award’ for single ‘The Island’ and lead singer Mike Meston winning the Folk category in 2012. The band was a finalist this year for two of their new tracks, Steam and ‘Just a Spark’ (yet to be released). “Steam” by GREEN STONE GARDEN will be released 18th August 2014.

Green Stone Garden have supported the likes of Boy and Bear, Cat Empire, Gomez, Jeff Martin, Husky, Dappled Cities and Big Scary, all of whom have permeated the band’s melodies, storytelling and performance, along with the far away influences of Grizzly Bear and Lou Reed.

‘The Island’ from ‘North’ EP (released May 2013) garnered airplay around the nation including spot-play on Triple j and also reached a top ten position in the AMRAP charts. As Home and Hosed host Dom Alessio said, “What can I say? This is just an excellent song”. The band was a Triple j Unearthed spotlight artist in May 2013.

After a three-state EP tour, the band featured in the 2013 Darwin Festival. Combining their songs with members of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Darwin’s own Choir of Man, the band rendered a widescreen concert experience.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 Jun 2015

Triple J
40

Really strong, reach for your phones-style anthem from the GSG guys!

Really strong, reach for your phones-style anthem from the GSG guys!

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

18 Aug 2014

Triple J
40

What a great build! Really liking the classic synth sounds and the way they work ominously with the vocals. Beautiful chorus explosion. More cinematic sounds from GSG.

What a great build! Really liking the classic synth sounds and the way they work ominously with the vocals. Beautiful chorus explosion. More cinematic sounds from GSG.

Review

Review by tommyfaith Tommy Faith

05 Aug 2014

Triple J
40

There's a middle of the road appeal to this that will hopefully push them towards some success, but there's also something not so generic about the whole arrangement. One to watch!

There's a middle of the road appeal to this that will hopefully push them towards some success, but there's also something not so generic about the whole arrangement. One to watch!