• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Giant Walker, Past The Peak


Uit Newcastle (V.K.) komen ze en ze omschrijven hun muziek als 'heavy progressive'. Kan ik inkomen, ook al kan ik het niet echt plaatsen. De grootste brok van deze song zou je ergens tussen post rock en dream pop kunne plaatsen, maar naar het einde toe wordt alles toch een pak 'zwaarder' en horen we zowel invloeden uit groove metal (de riffs) en klinkt zangeres Steff op bepaalde momenten zelfs wat als Stefanie (Brutus). Best boeiende kennismaking. Luister ook naar: Optophobia Fact In Fiction


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Steff Fish "the lyrics explore the problems that are caused by being encouraged to do, not what we enjoy, but instead what is conventional. We medicate to cure our lifestyle choices, rather than confronting the cause, because it’s easier to bury our head than face our issues. Past The Peak narrates the story of those who find themselves in a constant spiral of demotivating themselves out of their ambitions – because there’s no risk of failing if you never try.”

Giant Walker are a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK, consisting of Steff, Jamie, Jordan and Alex.

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.

Their first two singles ‘The Fact in Fiction’ and ‘Optophobia’ have picked up coverage with the likes of Rolling Stone, Planet Rock, BBC, Prog Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Music Gateway, Metal Sucks, Total Rock Radio, GigRadar, The Faction, Distortion Radio, Rock Meeting, Moshville Times, Deezer, ERB Magazine, TIDAL and many other respected publications and platforms.

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. website