HEAVY PROGRESSIVE ROCKERS ‘GIANT WALKER’ TAKE SOME TIMEOUT TO HAVE A CHAT WITH US ALL ABOUT THEIR LATEST RELEASE ‘THE FACT IN FICTION’ AND MORE RIGHT HERE! READ IT BELOW.

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What are your names?
Steff (Vocals), Jamie (Guitar), Jordan (Bass) & Alex (Drums)


What is the bands name?
Giant Walker


How did you come up with the bands name?
Jordan came up with the idea after looking at mythology and ended up imagining a giant on
a leash being walked by a small kid. Half of the band are also from Walker in Newcastle, so
it seemed fitting in that sense, too.

What is your genre of music?
Heavy Progressive Rock


Give us a little bio about you as a band.
We’re a Heavy Progressive Rock band from Newcastle, UK. After individually relocating
300 miles to study music, we coincidentally formed in the South, through a shared love for
bands such as Karnivool, Soundgarden, Radiohead and Deftones

What made you go into music?
For all of us, it’s always been a massive part of our lives and so, to be honest, it was pretty
much a given that we’d end up doing something where music was at the centre of it all.


Who are your influences?
Karnivool, Soundgarden, Deftones, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the
Machine, Tool


Are you signed?
No


You are set to release your new single ‘The Fact In Fiction’, tell us more about the
single.

The title is drawn from the subtle truths and parallels that exist in a dystopian fiction and the
slippery slope to them becoming actuality. The song questions just how in control of your
life you really are and the reality of being put at a disadvantage through other people’s
actions and incompetence

What is the meaning behind the single?
As the single was written in the initial stages of the 2020 lockdown it was very much
inspired by our experience throughout that. Being self-employed musicians and watching a
the arts sector essentially being forgotten about whilst a lot of other people sat around on
furlough having a jolly good time, understandably so. It felt very much like the whole
experience was so polarising because some people had the time of their lives and some
people were literally watching everything they’ve worked for their entire life go down the
drain. Then there was the whole media narrative around people being shamed for going
outside whilst a select bunch of politicians decided to do what they wanted with no
repercussions? It was a weird time, and so our experience and our feelings at the time very
much influenced the lyrics.


What was the writing and recording process like?
The writing process was very different to anything we’ve ever done before, both because of
the lockdown and also because Alex ended up relocating back up north. This meant all of
the songs were written remotely, as opposed to just jamming the songs out in a room like
we would have done before the lockdown. In a lot of ways, this really impacted the end
result as we were able to get a much clearer idea of how the song would sound recorded,
before we went into the recording studio. We were lucky enough to be able to record in
February during the second lockdown with Chris Coulter at Stakeout Studios. This was
also a very interesting experience for Alex as he hadn’t actually played the songs on a drum
kit before we started recording!

Describe the track in two words.
Powerful and hooky


Who did you work with on the single?
Chris Coulter – engineered, mixed and mastered the song.

Will we see a Music Video for the single and if so what was the creative process like?
Yes! We filmed the music video at Hoult’s Yard in Byker, Newcastle with our good friend,
Lee Tuck from the Garage Studios. The idea was to find an abandoned looking building
with two separate rooms to showcase the contrast between light and dark, similar to the
title of “fact” vs “fiction”. We’re super happy with how it turned out and can’t wait for it to
be released!


Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect from it.
We’re looking to release the debut album which we recorded back in February with Chris
Coulter. In terms of what to expect, it’s very much a journey, where every track has a
different vibe and brings something unique to the album as a whole.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
It sounds cliche but probably “everything happens for a reason”. Whilst the last year or so
has been a bit of a write off in a lot of ways, at the same time, there’s no way that the album
would have turned out the same if that whole scenario hadn’t played out. Similarly, we
were meant to go into the studio in March 2020 with Chris to record just one song initially.
Because of how everything played out, we didn’t end up getting into the studio properly
until February and by then we’d written the whole album.


When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Well, funny you ask, because Jamie actually once left a guitar in a venue in Edinburgh for 2
months before he realised, so we’re probably not the best people to ask on that one…


Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook
Instagram
Website

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