Garageland Profile

Renee Jones
4 Sep 2015

NME claimed that Garageland had “enough catchiness and sonic adrenaline to incite a teenage riot … a collision of Sonic Youth, Pavement and a massive lorryful of hooks … half Pixies, half-mass-slaughter-of-oxen ... bloody marvellous.”

Whether you’re a fan of Garageland or a newcomer to their music, this is a bang-on description of a band that started with a bunch of high school friends who enjoyed playing at parties, and ended up being one of Flying Nun’s shining international hopes.

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Garageland - Feel Alright (1997)
The original Garageland line-up. L to R: Mark Silvey, Debbie Silvey, Jeremy Eade, Andrew Gladstone
Garageland - Come Back (original clip, 1995)
Garageland, March 1996: Andrew Gladstone, Debbie Silvey, Mark Silvey and Jeremy Eade
Photo credit: Photo by Leon Rose
Garageland in the UK, L to R: Jeremy Eade, Andrew "Clanger" Claridge, Mark Silvey, Andrew Gladstone
Garageland - Fingerpops (from Last Exit To Garageland, 1996, directed by Peter Bell and Carla Rotondo)
A Chris Knox designed poster for Bike, Chris and Garageland at Psycho Andy's birthday party, Squid, O'Connell Street, August 1994
Photo credit: Design by Chris Knox
Garageland, L to R: Jeremy Eade, Andrew Gladstone, Mark Silvey, Andrew "Clanger" Claridge
Garageland Mk I. L to R: Andrew Gladstone, Jeremy Eade, Debbie Silvey, Mark Silvey
Garageland were a major 1990s UK priority for Flying Nun. This was the poster for the debut album, used worldwide.
The 1996 7-inch single Come Back b/w Pop Cigar, released in the UK and New Zealand, with two tracks from the 1995 debut CD-EP. The artwork was by Andrew B. White at Revolver Design.
Garageland - Not Empty (from the album Do What You Want, 1999)
Garageland - Come Back
Garageland, September 1996: Jeremy Eade, Mark Silvey, Andrew Gladstone, Debbie Silvey
L to R: Mark Silvey, Dave Goodison, Andrew Gladstone, Jeremy Eade
Garageland in their Scorpio Righting era, 2001. Clockwise from left: Jeremy Eade, Dave Goodison, Mark Silvey, Andrew Gladstone
Garageland - Not Empty (live on Ice TV, performed at Queenstown Winter Festival 1999)
Garageland, L to R: Andrew Gladstone, Mark Silvey, Jeremy Eade, Debbie Silvey
Garageland, L to R: Jeremy Eade, Mark Silvey, Andrew Gladstone, Andrew Claridge
L to R: Mark Silvey, Dave Goodison, Andrew Gladstone, Jeremy Eade
Garageland - Beelines To Heaven (1996)
Garageland - Gone (from Scorpio Righting, 2001)
Garageland - Life Is So Sweet (from Scorpio Righting, 2001)
The UK bag for the release of the Nude Star single
Do What You Want era Garageland. L to R: Andrew Gladstone, Andrew Claridge, Mark Silvey, Jeremy Eade
Garageland, L to R: Jeremy Eade, Andrew Gladstone, Mark Silvey, Andrew "Clanger" Claridge
The In Crowd. Left to right: Debbie Silvey, Jeremy Eade (front), Mark Silvey, Ian Soffe, Andrew Gladstone and Allison Godkin
Trivia:

‘Feel Alright’ was recorded in London and Mushroom Records contacted John Cale, formerly of the Velvet Underground, to ask if he would mix it. Cale said he loved the song and he played piano on the recording.

Dave Goodison lives in New York and plays with Gin Wigmore. Steven Shaw lives in Auckland where he plays rhythm and blues and works as web editor on AudioCulture.

Members:

Jeremy Eade - vocals, guitar

Andrew Gladstone - drums, vocals

Mark Silvey - bass, vocals

Debbie Silvey - guitar, vocals

Andrew Claridge - guitar

Dave Goodison - guitar

Labels:

Flying Nun


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