I already had a taste for the music of I Am Giant after seeing the promos on C4. This EP definitely lives up to all expectations I had.
The opening song 'City Limits' (track 5 on the EP is the radio version of this song) starts this EP off with high energy. I do prefer this version to track 5, but the song is great no matter which version you prefer. The guitar riffs and drums really drive the rhythm hard, it's impossible to listen and not find yourself bobbing your head or tapping your feet.
Second on the album is 'Neon Sunrise' which will be instantly familiar to those who watch C4. Loving the drum beat in this song, the energy again is high and thoroughly captivating. I love how the ending of the song is almost gentle as the music softly drops away, in direct contrast to the energy throughout the song.
'Let It Go' is a more mellow song to begin with, but soon kicks into the energetic tones that are already distinctive for I Am Giant. It's a successful mix of calm and peppy, and probably my favourite song on the EP as a result.
Track 4 'Living the Crash' yet another great song. What really stands out for me in this song is how well the vocals and the music work together. It's attention grabbing, in the best way.
After listening to this EP I am now hoping that I Am Giant are going to be treating us here in New Zealand to their own tour. I think these guys would put on an absolutely stellar live show if they sound even half as good live as they do on the EP. The energy they'd bring to a show would be worth going for that alone, but you'd get the added bonus of some pretty amazing music as well.
Based in London, I Am Giant is a new band featuring two New Zealanders - Shelton Woolright from Blindspott (drums) and Paul Matthews from Stylus and Tadpole (bass); and two Londoners Max O’Donnell (guitar) and Ed Martin (vocals).
In the short time they have been together, I Am Giant has made significant waves in New Zealand, UK and Asia.
The very first song they wrote 'City Limits' has been on an high rotate on the RockFM for over 2 months – peaking at No 3 in the Rock Airplay charts and No 1 in the Rock Top 30. The video has enjoyed airplay on C4 and Juice TV, and last week was added to Channel V and MTV in Asia.