Giant and the Georges is an independent four-piece alternative rock band, from what I listened to on YouTube, these guys specialize in crafting music that pops, rocks and at times, hits hard on the lyrical front. While their description of their sound is amazing (if you don’t read the rest of the interview, skip down to that part because it’s funny and seemingly accurate), I would tag them as a rock group with poppy influences, but no matter how you describe them, they’re a fun band to listen to and enjoy.

Come check them out on social media! Facebook. Instagram.

 

  • What are your biggest musical influences?

The Beatles, Pixies, Nirvana, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more – the list is endless

Giant and the Georges is a four piece alternative rock band.

  • What are your biggest musical influences?

The Beatles, Pixies, Nirvana, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many more – the list is endless

 

  • Do you listen to any band or genre that would surprise your fans if they found out?

We make no apologies for liking the music we do. Each to their own.

 

  • What’s next for the band?

On 28th June we will be releasing our fourth studio single “Blind Love”. Recorded with Craig Davis at RML studios in Wolverhampton, this was one of the first songs we ever performed together as a band, so we were very excited to see what we could do with it in the studio! We shall also be releasing an accompanying music video, produced by the amazing Nick J Townsend, which we can’t wait to show you!

 

  • How do you think streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have changed how bands release music? Has it made it easier or more difficult?

It’s incredibly easy to upload tracks to platforms such as Spotify. Back in the day you’d probably have to send a copy of your track to a record company via carrier pigeon or something.

 

  • Do you have any non-musical influences that show up in your music?

We’re inspired by the world around us – good or bad! Some of our songs have taken a more political route, for example our most recent single, “Just Another Day”. However, we are far more sensitive then we’d care to admit and do have our fair share of cheesy love songs.

 

  • Can you describe your sound?

Someone once described us as “if Nirvana f**ked the Beatles”. We really enjoyed this.

 

  • What are you listening to lately? Anything you would recommend?

Gaffa Tape Sandy.  Listen to ‘Manager’ or ‘Water Bottle’… or any of their songs actually.

 

  • What made you decide to “get into” music and start a band?

Growing up, brothers Ben and Sam (the Georges) had always performed together, so when their sister brought home boyfriend Luke who could also play, it seemed only logical to form a super-group!

 

  • How does your writing process work, do you all collaborate on the lyrics or is that job reserved for just one person?

Our songwriting process is actually very varied. Sometimes we’ll collaborate with each other, often one person will write the entire track -whatever it takes to produce another banger!

 

  • If you had to pick just one, which album would be your favorite?

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

  • Are there any bands you would desperately love to tour with someday?

We’d love to play with a band called Black Honey. It would also be an absolute dream to perform with the Pixies!

 

  • What are your thoughts about bands releasing more singles, rather than following a traditional route and just releasing albums?

Well, that’s just the way that music is consumed nowadays. Especially within this generation – everything has become so instantaneous. One day we’d love to record an entire album, for sure! So far however, we have really enjoyed spending time and putting all of our focus into each of our singles.

  • Do you listen to any band or genre that would surprise your fans if they found out?

We make no apologies for liking the music we do. Each to their own.

 

  • What’s next for the band?

On 28th June we will be releasing our fourth studio single “Blind Love”. Recorded with Craig Davis at RML studios in Wolverhampton, this was one of the first songs we ever performed together as a band, so we were very excited to see what we could do with it in the studio! We shall also be releasing an accompanying music video, produced by the amazing Nick J Townsend, which we can’t wait to show you!

 

  • How do you think streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have changed how bands release music? Has it made it easier or more difficult?

It’s incredibly easy to upload tracks to platforms such as Spotify. Back in the day you’d probably have to send a copy of your track to a record company via carrier pigeon or something.

 

  • Do you have any non-musical influences that show up in your music?

We’re inspired by the world around us – good or bad! Some of our songs have taken a more political route, for example our most recent single, “Just Another Day”. However, we are far more sensitive then we’d care to admit and do have our fair share of cheesy love songs.

 

  • Can you describe your sound?

Someone once described us as “if Nirvana f**ked the Beatles”. We really enjoyed this.

 

 

  • What are you listening to lately? Anything you would recommend?

Gaffa Tape Sandy.  Listen to ‘Manager’ or ‘Water Bottle’… or any of their songs actually.

 

  • What made you decide to “get into” music and start a band?

Growing up, brothers Ben and Sam (the Georges) had always performed together, so when their sister brought home boyfriend Luke who could also play, it seemed only logical to form a super-group!

 

  • How does your writing process work, do you all collaborate on the lyrics or is that job reserved for just one person?

Our songwriting process is actually very varied. Sometimes we’ll collaborate with each other, often one person will write the entire track -whatever it takes to produce another banger!

 

  • If you had to pick just one, which album would be your favorite?

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

  • Are there any bands you would desperately love to tour with someday?

We’d love to play with a band called Black Honey. It would also be an absolute dream to perform with the Pixies!

 

  • What are your thoughts about bands releasing more singles, rather than following a traditional route and just releasing albums?

Well, that’s just the way that music is consumed nowadays. Especially within this generation – everything has become so instantaneous. One day we’d love to record an entire album, for sure! So far however, we have really enjoyed spending time and putting all of our focus into each of our singles.

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