Giant Walker are a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. After individually relocating 300 miles to further develop their craft, the Geordie quartet was coincidentally born in the South, bound together by their northern heritage and a shared love for bands such as Karnivool, Soundgarden, Radiohead and Deftones. Written during the 2020 lockdown, their upcoming releases feature themes of self isolation and a dystopian reality. Their music captures the many lows of loneliness and tips a hat to the music that gets you through hard times; sweeping you up in a conceptual journey, from giant riffs to melancholic melodies, and ambient soundscapes. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, Jamie Lenman) at the Ranch and Stakeout Studios, Giant Walker have stitched together a sound, woven from the fabric of their influences, that can’t be found elsewhere.
Giant Walker release their 4th single, ‘Left To Wreck’ on 25th February 2022. Previous singles ‘The Fact in Fiction’, ‘Past The Peak’ and ‘Optophobia’ picked up coverage with the likes of Rolling Stone, Planet Rock, BBC, Louder Sound/Prog Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Music Gateway, Metal Sucks, Total Rock Radio, GigRadar, The Faction, Heavy Magazine, Distortion Radio, Rock Meeting, Moshville Times, Deezer, ERB Magazine, TIDAL, Distorted Sound Magazine, Banks Radio, Ollie Winiberg’s Heavy Hooks, Narc Magazine, and many other respected publications and platforms. Following on from their ethereal and melancholy last single, Giant Walker’s upcoming release, ‘Left To Wreck’ showcases a more progressive sound – twisting and turning through a multitude of grooves and bouncy riffs, which keep you instinctively moving throughout.
“Lyrically, ‘Left To Wreck’ explores the notion that we are blind to the problems that don’t affect us and how this often creates the illusion that people don’t care.” Guitarist Jamie continues, “It’s definitely one of the heaviest songs we’ve written, which, looking back, probably stemmed from where we were at mentally whilst writing it. A change in management saw us being kicked out of our storage unit, which we had also been using as a rehearsal space – it felt like no one really cared about our situation as a band. The song was then written remotely because we didn’t have anywhere to physically play. Although, looking back it probably seems like a small issue now, it felt like a big curb in the road at the time – I think the song really encapsulates these frustrations.”
Giant Walker are touring the UK in June 2022 at the below dates:
02.06.22 – Guildford – The Star Inn – https://www.seetickets.com/event/giant-walker/the-star-inn/2207486
03.06.22 – Brighton – The Green Door Store – www.eventbrite.com/e/doomsday-fest-vi-early-bird-ticket-tickets-65647378075
04.06.22 – Southampton – Suburbia – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/257231465237
05.06.22 – London – The Black Heart – https://www.seetickets.com/event/giant-walker/the-black-heart/2208291
06.06.22 – Manchester – Retro – https://www.seetickets.com/event/giant-walker/retro-bar/2208166
07.06.22 – Newcastle – Bobiks – https://bit.ly/GIANTWALKER-Bobiks
08.06.22 – Leeds – Oporto – https://www.seetickets.com/event/giant-walker/oporto/2208223
09.06.22 – Swindon – The Victoria – https://banditmusicpr.bigcartel.com/product/giantwalkerswindon
10.06.22 – Cheltenham – Frog And Fiddle – https://www.wegottickets.com/event/537478/