Land of the Giants
Formed in October 2009 and with lofty aspirations, the Giants have been busy pounding dance floors with their raucous, feel-good, highly-addictive shows and unique sound; a mongrel blend of indie, reggae, hip hop and blues.
With ideas too big to be pigeon-holed, the Giants fuse many a musical style and are quite frankly genre-defying. Expect pumping drum and bass licks, scorching guitar, soulful yet commanding vocals and a jumpin' brass section; the band fuse inspired songwriting with a heavy dancefloor sensibility.
Spring 2014 saw Land of the Giants scouring their homeland on their debut ‘Pleased to Meet You’ tour, bringing their sounds to a number of major cities as far as Glasgow. This 17 date marathon boasted 4 sold out shows, impressing audiences, winning hearts and cranking up the hype already surrounding this upbeat and highly addictive ensemble at every stop along the way.
In 2013, they were crowned Best Band in the Southwest Music Awards, a title previous held by the likes of Joss Stone and Muse. Their original material fuses a plethora of styles with sincerity and raw captivating energy. Coupled with an infectious stage presence, it's this energy that has given the Giants their reputation as one of the best emerging live bands in the country.
2013 also saw them grace the stages of Glastonbury, Lemonfest, Maker, Looe Music Festival, Bris Fest, and Landed in Wales, among many others. They were billed on the main stage at Boardmasters warming up for Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, and Ben Howard, and have opened shows for The Levellers, Roots Manuva, and Neville Staple. Land of the Giants have gained national airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing with their distinctive sound and original music.
The Giants are one of the hardest working independent acts, around averaging 200 gigs a year since starting out in 2009. With their shows now selling out and two EPs and a live album receiving great reviews, the band are starting to see the fruits of their labours. There really is no one out there making music the way these boys do, with extraordinary energy on stage and a cheerful swagger that has them tipped by many to be the ones to watch!
“Absolutely off the scale! Big, bold brass melded with charisma and charm, and some seriously funky beats that will have you dancing any day of the week." Mr Wolfs Main Stage at Brisfest 2013
"Land of the Giants stepped up to the plate at Chagstock on a last minute booking and caned the festival so hard it couldn't sit down for weeks" Chagstock Festival
"Giants by name, giants by nature. An unmissable live act..." The Barrelhouse
"Whether they're playing on a festival stage or a small pub you can be sure that LotG will grab you firmly by the shoulders and shake some rhythm through your bones. Energetic, truly talented and dripping with charisma, Land of the Giants are the band to watch in 2014" Volksfest Plymouth