Introduce us to your project!
We are Giant and the Georges, a four-piece alternative indie-rock band from the UK. Based in the Black Country, West Midlands, GATG have been thriving on the local scene and are now looking to expand their horizons.
How did you start out?
The band was actually formed when two brothers, Ben and Sam (the Georges) met comparatively tall bass guitarist, Luke (the Giant). Originally an acoustic trio, we have since recruited our fourth member, K-man on drums and have been tearing up the electric scene ever since!
Describe your project’s sound
Zingy hook lines, tangy riffs and vocal harmonies sweeter than honey.
What influences your craft?
We are massive fans of the Beatles and everything that followed as a result – Nirvana, Oasis, Pixies, Jimi Hendrix, Arctic Monkeys and many more. We try to incorporate each of these influences into our songwriting and use them as a benchmark to make sure our tunes are up to standard!
What makes your project different?
We try to keep our setlists as diverse as possible. There is nothing worse than seeing a band whose songs all sound exactly the same! We wouldn’t want our audiences to get bored halfway through our set, so we always try to demonstrate our versatility.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
So far, I think we are most remembered for our debut single ‘Dopamine’. It’s a euphoric feeling hearing our audiences scream back the chorus to us at the end of each gig!
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Our biggest struggle so far has got to be the crazed fans! We can’t even go to the shops anymore without being jumped by a crowd of unruly followers… Seriously though, getting all of our gear to gigs in a Vauxhall Astra was a bit of a pain. Thankfully we now have a band van.
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
We were recently nominated for and won ‘Best Indie Band’ at the Black Country Music Awards. To be nominated amongst such other great bands was an honour in itself, so we were completely over the moon when were announced as winners.
How bright is the future of your project – what are the plans?
Friday 28th June, we release our fourth studio single ‘Blind Love’. After working extremely hard in the studio, we are confident this our best track so far! ‘Blind Love’ will be available on all major digital music platforms so make sure you check it out.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
As four who lads who, against all odds, wrote intergalactically renowned tunes that saved Earth from certain destruction!
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