TL is the pseudonym of American alternative artist Garret Ashton, a prolific singer-songwriter/guitarist based in Houston, Texas. He takes elements of his rock, punk, grunge, blues, hip-hop, and electronic music roots and combines them to tell the stories about fate, hope, love, death, search for meaning, and the spaces in between.
Originally from the small town of Fruitland, Idaho, he grew up playing guitar with his two cousins and was surrounded by peaceful views of the countryside. They were big fans of grunge, especially Stone Temple Pilots. At first, he was drawn to play covers. By the age of 17, he made the decision to make his own stuff. Fascinated by guitar, he felt he was good at piecing together chord progressions while writing songs.
His biggest influences stemmed from Linkin Park, RHCP, Yellowcard, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Awolnation, 21 Pilots, Nothing But Thieves, Queen, Stone Temple Pilots.
Transmission Lost stands out with vibrant vocals, cinematic vibes, elaborate lyrics, and huge anthemic hooks. In the past years, Garret has opened for Lupe Fiasco with the band Ella Ferrari at the Taco Bell Arena. Throughout 2018, with his first band line-up he played an array of shows at small venues in Texas.
“Transmission Lost is a state experienced by anyone whose words (transmissions) have ever fallen on deaf ears. We are just misfits seeking solace”. (c)
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