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First Glances – The Churchhill Garden

First Glances – The Churchhill Garden

The Churchhill Garden began life as the one-man project of Lucerne based musician, Andy Jossi. A man after my own heart, Jossi was influenced by the eighties alternative scene and in particular the highly influential Cocteau Twins, Joy Division and The Cure. Shoegazing and dreampop also came across his radar and he started experimenting with making his own music at home. The fledgling Churchhill Garden began roughly in 2010 with Jossi recording and releasing predominantly instrumental pieces via his Myspace page. Collaboration became the obvious next step and Jossi would record some pieces with local vocalists Max Burki and Eva Tretch. Reaching beyond Switzerland he then discovered Rome based singer Damiano Rossetti as well as Craig Douglas (USA), Alistair Douglas (AUS) and Hideka (JP).

Perhaps most significantly of all, Jossi’s next musical partner found him. Krissy Vanderwoude (of Whimsical) had been a fan of The Churchill Garden material that she had heard on social media. Krissy proactively made the connection with Andy and to date the duo have collaborated more than any other in the The Churchhill Garden sphere. Despite continuing to work with different singers Vanderwoude remains a permanent member of The Churchhill Garden.

Have a listen to some of the duos work together below. Fan favourite, ‘The Same Sky’ was actually the pairs very first collaboration. Coming right up to date, the chiming ‘Light’ was released earlier this year in February.

You’ll also find ‘Dreams Turn Gray’ where Jossi engages the vocal talents of perennial [sic] favourite Jack Sobel (Black Swan Lane). These and many other singles are available at TCG Bandcamp page. The Churchhill Garden are working towards releasing a physical product, a vinyl album no less. The artwork looks beautiful and the project really is a must hear for dreampop fans.



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