"Enter Giant Walker, who are equal parts Karnivool, Periphery, Royal Blood and Led Zeppelin. How’s that for a mix? That likely seems odd on paper, I’ll give that to you, but when you hear their new single, “The Fact in Fiction,” you’ll hear what I mean. You’ll also hear an insanely catchy number from both guitar and vocal perspectives, propelled by an uber-locked in rhythm section, and you’ll be wanting to listen to it again as soon as it ends."
Bio + Press release
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. 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.
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.
Giant Walker release their third single ‘Past The Peak’ on 21st January 2022. Their new single shows the band in a more sombre and melancholic light, as well as a vulnerable side to vocalist Steff Fish’s and is accompanied by a slick and engaging music video.
VOCALIST 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."
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock
Members: Steff Fish - Vocals
Jamie Southern - Guitar
Jordan Gregory - Bass
Alex Black - Drums
Influences: Karnivool, Tool, Soundgarden, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Peaks
Location: Guildford/Newcastle, UK