EDEN founding members Sean Bowley and Pieter Bourke began a song writing partnership in Melbourne, Australia in 1988. Eden’s initial 12 inch EP ‘The Light Between Worlds’ was released in 1990 on Nightshift records, Scotland. The EP caught the attention of BBC Radio’s John Peel who featured tracks on his show, resulting in rapid support of Eden by The Alternative Press Magazine in the USA. In 1991 Eden moved to London based label Third Mind who continued to grow the band’s profile in Europe and the USA through release of Eden’s first full length CD ‘Gateway to the Mysteries’ in 1992. The album was described by the music press as sounding akin to ‘the Cocteau Twins had they existed in the 1890s‘. In 1993 Eden joined the roster of Projekt Records, releasing ‘Healingbow’ (1993) and ‘Fire and Rain’ (1995). The same year Eden released a CD of remixes and rarities titled ‘Earthbound’. The ‘Stone Cat’ mini-album was released in 1997.
In live performance Eden have shared the stage in Australia and overseas with Love Spirals Downward, Lycia, Rowland S. Howard, These Immortal Souls, Underground Lovers, Attrition, Heligoland, Ostia and countless others. Eden undertook a promotional visit to the UK (1990) and an extensive tour of live dates in the USA (1996). In June 2017 Eden toured Germany, joining The Mission, Skinny Puppy and And She Past Away performing at Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival in Leipzig. ‘The Edge of Winter’, EDENs latest LP was launched at their performance at Schauspiel House during the festival.
In 2018, the EDEN-REVENANT was born, a creative meeting point of key members from two of Melbourne’s most infamous darkwave gothic bands. Sean Bowley (EDEN) and Anthony Cornish (The Revenant) collaborate to deliver the next chapter in the EDEN story as new material meets old EDEN, delivering a cinemascape of classic haunting vocals, dual reverb-laden electric 12 string guitars adrift upon hypnotic drum rhythms, keyboard drones and atermospheric synthesisers.
Eden’s music, founded in post-punk, crosses a wide range of genres inclusive of darkwave, coldwave, dreampop and shoegaze, blended with an eastern tinged aspect of neo-psychedelia.
A full Eden Discography is available on the ‘Listen’ page.
Sean Bowley: Vocal, electric 6 & 12 string guitars
Anthony Cornish: Electric 6 & 12 string guitars, keyboards and drum machine
Matthew Sigley: Bass guitar, drum machine and keyboards