TUNE Giant Party - Ambulances
Giant Party are a soul-splashed four piece based in London Town. Their debut single ‘Ambulances’ is released via Label Fandango, and a coolly-played three and-a-bit minutes it is, too, wherein soft focus keyboards supplement some suitably supple vocals. The end result slips into something extremely comfortable somewhere between Messrs Michael and Collins – can YOU Phil the force?
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 Giant Party behave like an already-excellent alt.rock band who’ve just discovered the silky delights of Top Of The Pops circa 1982.
It’s been a knowingly nonchalant development thus far: last October Giant Party snuck out ‘Where Have You Been’, a DIY release which DIY Mag compared to Wild Beasts and Field Music while opining “There’s a constant threat that something sinister lurks around the corner – always a bonus in the stakes of a crafty, creepy pop song.” This they followed by kick-starting the New Year with a sensational Sebright Arms Pandamonium show alongside Joey Fourr.
Friday 28 April - The Old Blue Last, London - Free Entry (Single Launch Show) - 10pm
Friday 19 May – The Great Escape Festival – The East Street Tap, Brighton – 4.40pm
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