Los Angeles-born musician Eva Gardner is unveiling her second solo EP, Darkmatter, exclusively at New Noise.
The six-track EP showcases Gardner’s multifaceted musical repertoire on vocals, keys, bass, and guitar, blending her ’90s punk rock roots with sprinkles of modern synth pop. Thematically, the tracks explore her challenges, nostalgia, and gratitude for happy distractions.
She is the daughter of bass player Kim Gardner, embracing music from a young age as a member of her high school all-girl band, becoming an original member of the Mars Volta, and then playing bass for touring acts like P!nk, Cher, and Gwen Stefani. She was always excited to back up pop artists, though she had her own sound to express, supplementing those other experiences with her own songwriting and craft for several years now.
Gardner opened up a bit about her experience as a musician and creative:
“Before I had dreams of becoming a musician, I wanted to be an astronomer,” Gardner says. “Staring up into the night sky has always been a source of enchantment and wonder for me. What is really going on in the space between the stars in the sky? In astronomical terms, dark matter is material that cannot be seen directly, but it’s believed to account for the unexplained motions of stars within galaxies—Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Creating music is a deep dive within the dark matter of our own psyches.”
Listen to Darkmatter here:
Photo courtesy of Ryan Aylsworth