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14 June 2018, 10:31
Savage Garden have voiced their annoyance that a new London bar has opened, which is also called Savage Garden.
The Australian duo posted a link to an article about the new venue on Twitter, writing: “Yo @Gorgeous_Group – did ya do a basic google search to see if the name Savage Garden had been used in a pretty public and global commercial way before you named your bar the same name?”
Yo @Gorgeous_Group - did ya do a basic google search to see if the name Savage Garden had been used in a pretty public and global commercial way before you named your bar the same name? https://t.co/TezLOaw61o— Savage Garden (@SavageGarden) June 2, 2018
However, other Twitter users began to respond to the post and pointed out that 'Savage garden' is also a reference to the novel The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.
Yo @SavageGarden - did you do a peripheral skim of Vampire Lestat before you came up with your name, or are you referring to the honourable Viscount Savage from the 17th Century... and also because gardens are cool?— Laura Foster (@LauFoster) June 6, 2018
One user asked: “Did you do a quick google and discover that the bar is located opposite a street called… wait for it… Savage Gardens…”
No Savage Garden is a reference to Savage Gardens, the name of the road in which the hotel is situated. Roadname dates backs at least three centuries. See the London Gazette 4 June 1720 https://t.co/yu3nDgO77x | pic.twitter.com/KXrga3C4ky— Bill Ellson (@BillEllson) June 13, 2018
Another added: “I hope you’re not actually considering suing over a name that you also took from another source. Cmon now.”
In case you didn't know, Savage Garden were a huge deal in the 1990s and early 2000s, with hits including 'Truly Madly Deeply', 'To the Moon and Back' and 'I Knew I Loved You'.
The group split back in 2001 (but apparently still have someone running their Twitter account!), but singer Darren Hayes continues to perform as a solo artist.
Anyway, here's an excuse to hear 'Truly Madly Deeply' again: