Tuesday, 25 June 2013

GIANTS - New Single - It's Not All Bad News

Just had this single e-mailed to me, generally i dread these situations where you're not sure to write anything if you don't like it, luckily for me this is a stormer of a single, full on skate punk with gang vocals that's making me want to know when the albums coming. What i also love about this single is it's posi-punk which you just need now and then, for fans of bands like Pennywise, i can imagine these guys being amazing live.

On top of that they're also raising awareness for a Love Live Southbank campaign, i'll let the band themselves fill you in on this;

“We’re sure it’s no secret that we like skateboarding. Simply put, our band wouldn't be if it wasn't for skateboarding. Recently something has been happening in the skateboarding world that we feel so strongly about that we decided to take it upon ourselves to try and help out as much as we can.”

“Earlier this year, The Southbank Centre revealed their plan to transform the iconic Southbank Undercroft skate park in London into retail units (Starbucks etc.) as part of their £120 million redevelopment of its Festival Wing. We believe Southbank is just as much as a landmark in our country to us as anything else that stands on its streets and it needs to be saved.”

“We as a band are going to be organising a downloadable compilation 'mixtape', with the sole purpose of spreading the word and raising awareness for the 'Long Live Southbank' campaign, set up to protect Southbank from the fate that it has unfairly had placed upon it.”

“This compilation will be absolutely free to download and as well as some brand new material from us, it will feature new/old/un-released material from bands all over that share the same view as we do about saving the historic Southbank undercroft.”

“By downloading the compilation you will be directly signed up to Long Live Southbank’s campaign and will be instructed on how you can do your part to save Southbank.”

“We will have more info on featuring bands and release info available very soon. We can confirm the following bands so far will be featured:

Great Cynics
Still Bust
Public Domain

If you would like to put your band forward for the compilation please email us on skatepunkforsouthbank@gmail.com
Do your part to save Southbank by joining the campaign:

@savesouthbank / #savesouthbank

Now i've never been able to skate myself but it seems to me that we need things like this for the kids to stop them sniffing glue or whatever so get signing

They're also touring with veteran punks H2O

UK Tour Dates:

 30th - Underworld with H2O, London


1st - Trillians with H2O, Newcastle
2nd - Brudenell Social Club with H2O, Leeds
3rd - Bogiez with H2O, Cardiff
4th - The Vault with H2O, Rugby
14th - The Haunt with 7Seconds, Brighton


11th - 'Edgefest' at The Edge, Portsmouth
12th - Underworld with The Casualties & The Adolescents, London
31st - 'Make A Noise Festival' at The Tap n' Tin, Kent

Not to mention the single is streaming on Rock Sound's website one of the few music magazines out there worth reading.

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