Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Hollow Giants - Brother

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Come March the 11th it will be debut single time for London trio Hollow Giants, an exciting time for any band. Should it be an exciting time for us? If you're into decent, clattering indie-rock then yes it should, you could be quids in with this lot. 'Brother' is unlikely to attract mass attention, but then it's usually baby steps for even the greatest of bands to get to where they are. You may already have heard the guys through their free download 'Dreams/Fears' which we've also included below. That song had a little bit of an anthemic quality to it and was a nice introduction, but for the single they're looking to something more straightforward.

This is a good plan as it's likely to be the first time many people hear their music, so giving the best representation of who you are and what you do is a wise move. 'Brother' is also more urgent, it feels more like a single. There's the faint echo of garage and psych about its rumbling rattle but it encompasses many generation of guitar music, punk and indie are also suitable descriptions. Usually a reasonably straightforward three-minute guitar song is something you can get a grasp of right away, but somehow 'Brother' manages to be an instant hit and also improve with repeat plays. Surely a good sign.





Hollow Giants' website

Catch them live:

Hollow Giants @ The Louisiana, Bristol - £5 CHEAP LIST
Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:30pm





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