KNIFE - Knife
White Giant
[ Galagos 068 ]


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White Giant are three hirsute gentlemen from Leicestershire in the East Midlands. They consist of Kieran Fowkes (vox / guitar), Liam Jones (bass / vox) and Colin Miller (drums). Happily at their very first rehearsal in an abandoned pork pie factory they found their sound - energetic, groovy and loud with a kind of dark, dancey edge - which has resulted in the release of the decidedly loud, groovy and darkly energetic ‘Knife’ single.

Or, in their own words: “Combining diverse influences and sensibilities from each member's backgrounds and tastes White Giant create a sound which can quickly change from subtle textures and melodies to controlled chaos and back again never missing a beat.”

Those diverse influences converge on acts like Bonobo, LCD Soundsystem and Rage Against The Machine. This inevitably means that one single White Giant song can incorporate a multitude of moodswings and maddening styles, propelled ever onwards by Kieran’s spectacularly fluid, ricocheting guitar lines. Live, it’s a hypnotic, heavyweight, near-abstract experience - massively engaging, whilst also quietly enraged. Little wonder that both Coasts and Royal Blood enthused about the White Giant sound, each saying they were the best support band on their respective tours.

The ‘Knife’ single is a prime example of their upbeat, but down-at-heel alt.rock gumbo: there’s a flash of Foals, a pinch of Placebo and a buttload of angst: “‘Knife’ is a track that encapsulates the “fuck it” attitude you need to have to get over a problem,” they muse. “It’s a going-out-and-forgetting-about-your-issues by having-a-few-too-many-drinks type of tune. It’s a reaction rather than a considered choice and that’s the way we write music: if we try and come in with preconceived ideas and track outlines it rarely works, we work best on gut reactions and ‘Knife’ embodies that whole mindset.

“We have an almost ‘competitive’ approach to creating and rehearsing music,” they beam, angrily. “We go in for six hours and don’t come out until we either have 3 or 4 new song outlines or physically can’t play anymore - it’s like training session for us.”

Over the past year White Giant have been painting London Town a suitably angry shade of red, flaunting their wares at the Old Blue Last and Shacklewell Arms with the likes of Habitats, Get Inuit, JaJa OK, Desperate Journalist and Vestals. You’ll have spotted them pretty easily – they’re the ones twitching in the corner, ever ready for action.

“We’re not a ‘slow jam’ or shoegaze band,” decide White Giant with gigantic understatement. “We’ve always had our own sound and our ethos is that we always treat every gig the same - no matter how small or large, our job is to play as tightly and energetically as possible and get people on board with us.”

Come sail away with White Giant at this gig here…

SEPTEMBER 11TH LONDON SHOREDITCH OLD BLUE LAST (single launch party)
SEPTEMBER 17 LONDON, HACKNEY, THE VICTORIA w/ Young Romance
OCTOBER 15 LONDON, HACKNEY, THE SEBRIGHT ARMS w/ NGOD

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
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Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
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409 -
409
Habitats
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Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
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Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
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Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
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Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
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Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
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New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
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WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
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Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
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Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
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KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
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North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
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Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
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Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
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Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
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Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
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Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
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Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
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Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
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Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
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Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
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'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
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CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
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Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
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Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
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Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
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Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
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Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
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Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
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This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
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