22nd April 2018 Artist Profile » ** GIANT PARTY PARTY ON LIKE GIANTS! **
** NEW ‘ACTRESS’ SINGLE OUT NOW! **
** LONDON LEXINGTON SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR 24.10.18! **
Giant Party are a soul-splashed indie four piece based in London Town. On 13th April 2018 they released new single 'Actress' via Label Fandango. An aggressive melody-filled anthem this is the sister track to their previous single 'White Ink' which was premiered by Line Of Best Fit in January 2018 and was made Steve Lamacq's 'Lamacq Livener' on BBC Radio 6 Music throughout February. To celebrate the release of ‘Actress’ Giant Party played a sold out show at the Sebright Arms in Hackney Village and head out to a slew of springtime urban festivals. They have also announced a new soiree at the Lexington on October 24th – full details below.
Springtime 2017 saw Giant Party release their first single on Label Fandango called ‘Ambulances’ which was championed by Elton John on his Beats 1 'Rocket Hour' show, their self-titled debut EP was released in August 2017, which alongside 'Ambulances', included the singles 'Tongue Tied Lightning' and 'Nighttalk' which gained attention from the likes of Noisey, DIY Magazine, Elton John's Beats 1 Show, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music to name a few, while being compared to the eclectic electric sounds of LCD Soundsystem, Twin Shadow, Blood Orange, Wild Beasts, Spandau Ballet, Future Islands, Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio and even Phil Collins.
For Giant Party have perfected a sound which is living in the ‘80s but also alive to the thrilling pan-generic possibilities of the modern age. The live show is a smoothly genteel riot of fluorescent lights and fluid lithe grooves, embodied by a guitarist throwing around a Spandau Ballet fringe and a singer rolling around the stage amidst the shocking pinks and luminous lime greens. Far from any throwback tribute act however, Giant Party behave like an already-excellent alt.rock band who have just discovered the silky delights of Top Of The Pops circa 1982. It's a live show that takes the audience a journey, a journey where you never quite know what is around the next corner.
'Mixing funk bass lines and falsetto vocals with heavy guitars and complex production the whole sound is somewhat akin to a really f*cked up episode of Top Of The Pops' - Line Of Best Fit
'If it's good enough for Elton John, it's good enough for us.' - Noisey
'one essential new release to get obsessed with...like an extension of Twin Shadow’s early work - rough-around-the-edges but brimming with melody' - DIY Magazine
GIANT PARTY LIVE
Sat 5 May | Live At Leeds Festival | UK (Wardrobe Stage – 3.15pm)
Sun 6 May | Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow | UK
Fri 18 May | The Great Escape Festival, Brighton | UK (Prince Albert Stage– 10.30pm)
Fri 13 - Sat 14 July | Pete & The Monkey Festival, Normandy | France
Wed 24 October | The Lexington, London | Headline show for Parallel Lines