New Music Friday: Gardna
We're back with our next #NewMusicFriday! We linked up with Bristol-based rapper and Gardna! The talented MC has been a big part of the UK scene for the last few years and has steadily built up a solid reputation for bringing the good vibes, among both his fans and his musical peers.
We caught up with Gardna before he smashed his headline London show at Hootenanny Brixton with his big bad sounds. We had a chat and heard more about his inspirations, latest single 'Gardna x DRS - R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P ' and his upcoming projects... 👀
1.Hey! Who is Gardna?
I’m Gardna, and I'm a MC, Vocalist pushing the boundaries within sound system music Bristol to the worl
2. We love your latest release ‘R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P’ with DRS! Tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind the track and how the collaboration came about?
We wrote the track at Devon Analog Studio, the production of the track is massively inspired by the surroundings, the sound and the equipment at the mighty DAS Studio. Lyrically me and DRS go head to head and express our feels to go out raving.
Gardna x DRS - R.A.V.E.A.S.A.P - Official Video 👀...
3. How has your Time & Space Tour been so far? The London show was wicked!
Thank you! We loved the London show too, so many special guests in the building. Tour was outrageous start to finish, not one bad show! Cheers to everyone who came.
4. Who inspires you musically?
I dunno, nobody in particular actually, I'm always just listening to all sorts really. I know it sounds simple but I think that alone is keeping things interesting for me. Taking inspiration and elements everything I listen too
5. Who would you like to work with in the future?
Few people, Liam Bailey is definitely on the list. Outstanding vocalist.
6. We’re excited for your album to drop later this year! Can you tell us what to expect?
Expect the unexpected. 14 brand new tracks on a journey through Time & Space featuring the likes of Brad Baloo and Kreed on production.Vocal features from Catching Cairo, Eva Lazarus, Don Letts, Fox, Dynamite MC, DRS, Omar and Doktor.
7. Where can people find more of your music and upcoming shows?
Yes people, come link up! Go follow me on Spotify here:
See you in the fields this summer here...
Summer Dates 2022
05.05 W.O.W Philadelphia, USA
06.05 Mulberry’s Sports Complex, Ohio, USA
07.05 The Great Northern, San Francisco, USA
10.05 Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada, USA
11.05 The Jam, Arcata, USA
12.05 Infrasound Festival, Minnesota USA
13.05 Brooklyn Monarch, New York, USA
14.05 The Black Box, Denver, USA
21.05 Balter Festival - Chepstow
27.05 Shindig Weekender - Somerset
28.05 Bearded Theory - Midlands
03.06 Love Saves The Day - Bristol
03.06 The Jubilee Social - Jersey
04.06 Detonate Festival - Nottingham
10.06 Volksfest - Bristol
17.06 Isle of White Festival - Isle of White
25.06 Glastonbury Festival - Somerset
02.07 Kelburn Garden Party - Scotland
03.07 El Dorado Festival - Herefordshire
09.07 NASS Festival - Somerset
16.07 Colour Clash Festival - Newport
16.07 The Arch - Brighton
22.07 The King Arthur - Glastonbury
23.07 Nozstock - Herefordshire
30.07 Manchester Reggae Festival - Manchester
30.07 Good Vibes Only - Cheltenham
31.07 Milton Keynes Reggae Festival - Milton Keynes
31.07 The Pigs Nose - Devon
02.07 Lagos Grand Cafe - Portugal
06.07 ValleyFest - Bristol
13.07 Boomtown Fair - Winchester
19.07 Four Horsemen - Bournemouth
20.07 Sequences Festival - Bristol
26.07 Shambala Festival - Market Harborough
28.07 All Points East, London
02.08 Lindsfarne Festival - Northumberland
09.08 Mucky Weekender - Winchester
18.08 Tokyo World - Bristol
01.09 Woodland Dance Project - Edinburgh
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