Label: House Anxiety
Released: 24th February 2021
Carpertgarden is an amalgamation of disparate branches of lo-fi bedroom pop, dabbling in confessional ukelele-pop as well as encompassing overtones of grunge slacker-pop. They take a boundary-less approach, refusing to be pigeonholed by aesthetic and ambiance.
Over these eight tracks, they dabble with a multitude of emotions, kicking off the EP with happy-go-lucky ‘Beautiful Mind’ before transitioning into the brutally honest and unapologetically emotional ‘Don’t Cry On My Doorstep’, where singing turns to pleading with the line “Please don’t go, you’re my home”; heartbreak is even welcomed for the right person in ‘Break My Heart’.
Carpetgarden deconstructs gender and sexuality in lead single ‘Can ghosts be gay?’, paired with a stripped-back vocal which really speaks to the track’s identity. It is a beautiful trait to be so intimately in touch with one’s own feelings, but to lay it bare for everyone to see is the sign of an artist stepping up.
Carpetgarden has big main character energy; not only are they narrating their life, but they also want to soundtrack yours.