Easter Island Statues
The band was formed in 2016 in Oxford, UK, by singer/guitarist Donald Campbell and bassist James Askwith, who bonded over a shared love of Neutral Milk Hotel and the Pixies. After finding drummer Tom Hitch, the band began recording their debut 6-track EP, 'Why Don't You Live in the Garden?', which was released in December 2017.
n October 2017, 'Bow & Arrow', taken from the debut EP Why Don't You Live in the Garden? was voted one of Tom Robinson's "Fresh Faves" on his 'Fresh on the Net' blog, being described as "a fine slice of whip smart indie-rock, the sort that fans of Franz Ferdinand would clamber to get their hands on."
Influences include Beat Happening, The Beatles, The Lucksmiths, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Nirvana. The band's sound has been summarised as "Thousands of horses pouring down the side of a hill"
The Easter Island Statues have never been to Easter Island.