Outer Mancunian Martin Garside is releasing the fruits of his labour under the name Garsa in the form of a brilliant track called ‘Jimmy sour highs’.
Recorded in his home studio, Garsa’s vocal style and melodies recall the baggy Madchester style of The Stone Roses or the Charlatans but the accompanying music is absolutely intriguing – an almost pastoral percussive beat that is like nothing like I’ve heard – creaking, rustling, bustling percussion that percolates throughout the gentle vocals. This adds a special bucolic air to the song, a hypnotic counterpoint to the indie beat:
Garside says of the song:
Jimmy sour highs is a nod to the simpler pleasures in life whilst touching on
the negatives of spending too much time under the influence.
It is an intriguing and delightful tune: low-fi but with a complex, layered soundscape. The single will be available from 23 March 2020 through all the usual download and streaming sites.