To celebrate the current Gardens & Villa European tour (dates below), we decided to talk to the band about some of the albums that have influenced their musical existence. Read on to find out more!

  • November 04 Brighton, UK - The Hope
  • November 05 Bristol, UK - Upstairs @ Thekla
  • November 06 Glasgow, UK - Captain's Rest
  • November 07 Liverpool, UK - MOJO
  • November 09 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds 2
  • November 10 Manchester, UK - The Ritz w/ Stephen Malkmus, Girls
  • November 11 Dublin, IE - Whelans
  • November 12 Leeds, UK - Constellations Festival
  • November 16 Stockholm, SE - Debaser Slussen
  • November 18 Copenhagen, DK - KB18
  • November 19 Berlin, DE - West Germany
  • November 22 Turin, IT - Loser Club
  • November 23 Ravenna, IT - Bronson
  • November 25 Barcelona, SP - Primavera Club
  • November 26 Madrid, SP - Primavera Club

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Shane: XO by Elliot smith. You can tell that Elliot can't help but be incredibly honest with every song he writes. The songs are of such high calibre across the board. And it always makes for a great vinyl in the evening making dinner with your girlfriend on a misty evening. Great playing and instrumentation, great production. One of his best works.

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Levi: Devotion by Beach House. The songs are so intimate, you can have a relationship with the record.

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Dusty: Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police. Groove. Lyrics that transcend time. The songs are as true then, as they are now.

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Chris: The Man Machine by Kraftwerk. It's a groundbreaking electronic masterpiece. The use of early vocoders and custom synthesizers melts your cyborg brain.

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Adam: I really love Purple Rain man. The performances sound really honest, and aside from the production, it's a really delicate record that came from the heart.