I Am Giant

I Am Giant

 Auckland, Auckland, NZL
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An explosion of huge riffs, anthemic choruses and soaring vocal lines

Biography

With an impressive 70,000+ loyal fans on Facebook and over 1,000 international members of their ‘IAG Army’, I Am Giant have amassed a huge following with five #1 rock singles and a gold album in New Zealand, music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, opening for Slash in Australia, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, performances at Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney, opening for Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, touring throughout Asia and Europe several times  and playing the prestigious Viper Room and Mercury Lounge in the US.

Having released their debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’ in the UK and Europe last year, their single ‘Purple Heart’ won support on BBC Radio One as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ as well as on XFM, Kerrang! Radio and Q Radio as well as hitting the No 1 spot on Polish Radio Eska Rock.

The band, made up of  UK vocalist Ed Martin (The Artful Dodger, Bruno Ellingham), drummer Shelton Woolright (formerly of triple-platinum selling band Blindspott), bassist Paul Matthews (of successful New Zealand bands Stylus and multi-platinum selling Tadpole), spent the best part of six months fine tuning their long awaited sophomore release, racking up studio time at DC Shoes' Drop In Studios in the pristine St Jean De Luz, France with longtime collaborator and acclaimed producer/engineer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Helmut). Once again the band brought their invaluable production expertise to the plate and meticulously applied the final touches at Matthews’ London-based studio,  and mastered at Sterling Sound in New York making it a true international effort.

Matthews describes the result as a dynamic and exciting end product, “We had a lot more time to settle into our sound between releases and as a result there’s a bit more of everything. There are some huge soaring choruses, there are some really intense and heavy moments, and we particularly wanted to write a record that you sit down and listen to from beginning to end - for both ourselves and for our listeners.”

Each of the 13 songs on Science & Survival stand strongly on their own and the benchmark has truly been set through quality songwriting and boundless performances; from the opening chords of ‘Guethary’ through to the stratospheric 13-minute closer 'Bought With Ignorance. Sold With Arrogance'.

 

Lyrics

City Limits

Written By: I Am Giant

City Limits

If I had’ve known it
Then I would’ve shown it
My frustration with this old town
You can brush - it under
But it always comes back
its still following you around
And the ci - ty limits
Keep on get - ting bigger
Just when you thought you had made it out
And your sick of waiting,
Lying on the pavement
Tryna get out of this old town

She confides that - she wants a little more
Are we living? Are we Living?
She confides that - she wants a little more
Are we living? Or merely Killing time

Oh
Feeling like I should get away
I’m sorry that you know…
I’m Sorry that you know

If I had’ve known it
Then I would’ve shown it
My frustration with this old town
And the paint is fading
On the car that’s waiting
Around the corner to take you out

Past the city limits
Past the point of living
over the border of yesterday

biting on the bullet
do you really want it
dying for your chance to feel alive

Oh
Feeling like I should get away
I’m sorry that you know…
I’m Sorry that you know

Neon Sunrise

Written By: I Am Giant

Neon Sunrise

night tripper, socialite
wearing my ring of infidelity
the guilt, the waste, to cast aside
and getting off on grounds of insanity

(Album vsn)
Night tripper, the guilty highI
The guilty side streets of my moralty
Neon reasons, to cast aside
Worse for wear and victims of gravity

And I feel like a ghost
Cos everythings just how I left it
Everything, I was trying to change
Sitting like id never left it
Tell me now
Am I missing Something

As if I shield my face
From the cold cold rays
Of a neon sunrise
As if I close my eyes
I can dim the lights
Of a neon sunrise

Is the Night vision Blinding me
Words of wisdom lost on reality
Night tripper, house of cards
Holding off the morning that might have been

It’s me, the killer, the hanging tree
Staring at my hands and denying it
Neon reasons running wild
The way you look is so incredible

And I feel like a ghost
Cos everythings just how I left it
Everything, I was trying to change
Sitting like id never left it
Tell me now
Am I missing Something

As if I shield my face
From the cold cold rays
Of a neon sunrise
As if I close my eyes
I can dim the lights
Of a neon sunrise

I feel like the ghost is overtaking me
Leaving me cold
Keeping me out
Leaving me out

And I feel like a ghost
Cos everythings just how I left it
Everything, I was trying to change
Sitting like id never left it
Tell me now
Am I missing Something

As if I shield my face
From the cold cold rays
Of a neon sunrise
In the neon sunrise
Just give me something
In the neon sunrise
Just give me something

Discography

City Limits - single
Neon Sunrise - single
Living the Crash - single
City Limits - 4 track EP

Set List

I Am Giant can play a set from an hour to 1.5 hours of all original songs