PREMIERE: Giant Boys – ‘Clap Your Hands’
Giant Boys are Salford based post-punk duo Scottie McKnight and Guy Connor. They formed in the spring of 2017 out of a mutual desire to record something satisfyingly heavy. As the project progressed, it became clear that the Giant Boys ethos was to write and record very quickly, always using first takes and never overthinking or labouring songs, allowing the initial energy and feel of the idea to be what is finally heard on record.
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Post-punk gets a callow, minimalist refresh from the band, with a sound that entwines a Slaves-like level of recognisable Brit punk with something fresh and DIY, comparable to The Foetals. A sound like theirs feels pivotal in the shift of a music genre like post-punk that’s begun to become such a prominent style in the music world.
For their debut EP, the namesake title track of ‘Clap Your Hands’ is a hardcore ode to the darker side of post-punk. It’s set with a pacing drum beat that sets the tone and gets the basis for an anthem going, backed with echoing vocals by both members. The feel is one of a main character falling into madness with a calm, soothing voice narrating his descent – but is it too late? Other tracks on Giant Boys debut EP are ‘Product Recall’ and ‘Down To The Quick’ with the latter igniting reference to The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ opening with a similarly invigorating sound that gets the pulse racing.
With an organic attitude, Giant Boys present their hedonistic post-punk sound in it’s rawest form and after listening to the EP, the instant thought is “when’s their next live gig”. With upcoming dates such as Stay Fresh Fest and an evening at Salford’s Eagle Inn: we’ll meet you at the front.
Set to be released for streaming on 7th September this year, with a tangible format on cassette for this years official Cassette Store Day. Like Giant Boys on Facebook to keep up to date 👀