The daughter of The Creation and The Birds bassist Kim Garder, Eva Gardner is keeping music in the family with her unique brand of music. We speak with the talented artist about her latest EP Darkmatter, what music means to her and future plans.
Why did you choose to become a musician?
My father was a musician so I followed in his footsteps.
What does music mean to you?
Music means freedom, connection, friendship, communion, expression and vibration.
What can you tell us about your EP Darkmatter?
I do a lot of work as a bassist in bands and as a hired gun for touring artists. Darkmatter is the fruition of the other parts of me – the songwriter, dreamer, explorer and risk-taker. It took a long time for me to be comfortable enough to release my own music and I’m so happy to be on that road now.
Describe your sound in one sentence.
Guitar-driven alternative indie-pop.
Did you face challenges when creating Darkmatter?
The challenges were pandemic-related. It was difficult to arrange everything with the travel, Covid testing, and overall fear of being in another room with other people. Things were delayed and it all took a lot of surrender and patience.
Do you have a favourite track from the EP?
My favourite track changes. At the moment it’s ‘Call It A Day’. It’s all about surrender.
What do you hope people take from your music?
I hope that people take what they need out of my music. Whether it be something they can relate to in the lyrics, a rhythm they can tap their feet to, a melody they’re inspired to hum, or just something to play in the background to keep them company. It’s out there for however people want to receive it.
What are your future plans as an artist?
My future plans are to keep creating – writing, recording and releasing music. I love collaborating with other artists and would love to do more of that too.