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A Place Not Far From Here

by The Perfect Garden

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The Perfect Garden formed in 1988 in Dunedin by Aaron, Karen, Kieron Martin and Shane. Inspired by the British indie music scene, we were influenced by the look and the sound of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Primitives, the Shop Assistants and Loop. Our ethos was partly in doing something different to what was happening in Dunedin at the time and to move away from the Flying Nun scene. We wore our leather trousers and polo necks with pride, and looked outwards towards England, C86, Sarah Records and Primal Scream, to combine jangle, drone rock and indie. The band’s best memories are of supporting the Bats and the 3’ds, Dolphin in Christchurch and playing a sold out show at Sammy’s in Dunedin. There was a sense of idealism, a deftness of touch, which felt rewarded by those wonderful times in the practice room when everything came together and a new song started to form. At the time we just played how we wanted to play and in the process we found our own voice, our own sound. By mid-1990 it was all over as band members dispersed and the scene changed, but for 18 magical months we lived our own indie pop dream…'

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released July 14, 2017

Recorded by Kevin Stokes
Christchurch Horticultural Hall
December 1991
Mixed by Rob Mayes
Avalanche 1992
Mastered 2017
Cover Art & images by Rob Mayes

The Perfect Garden
Karen Hewitt -Vocals & tambourine
Shane Walker - Rhythm & lead guitar
Kieron Flaherty - Rhythm & lead guitar
Martin Quinn - Bass
Aaron Ives - Drums

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The Perfect Garden formed in 1988 in Dunedin by Aaron, Karen, Kieron Martin and Shane. Inspired by the British indie music scene, we were influenced by the look and the sound of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Primitives, the Shop Assistants and Loop. Our ethos was partly in doing something different to what was happening in Dunedin at the time and to move away from the Flying Nun scene. ... more

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