We managed to get all five members of GUARDS up on the W Austin’s wet deck for an early morning cup of coffee, mid SXSW madness. No easy feat. We talked about Chevys, being a Manhattan band, rather than a Brooklyn one, how GUARDS came to be, and how Richie Follin of GUARDS  happens to be the big brother of Madeline Follin of Cults. We had so much fun hanging with the band, and actually ended up running into these guys a few times around Austin. We are anxiously awaiting their first full album, especially after seeing what these guys are all about live. For those of you who may think that Manhattan is dead, GUARDS will prove that music on the island is alive and well. Don’t call it  comeback.

Catch GUARDS at Mercury Lounge in NYC on Apr 26th

- Annick Mayer