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Hey Gigantic is an Alternative Rock band based in London/Essex.
Originally started in South London by four good friends (Jonathan Bateman - Vocals/Bass, Jonny Haylock - Guitar, Matt Nicholson - Guitar/Vocals, Jon Moon - Drums). Having been to university together as well as playing in bands together in years passed, when they moved to London years later and Hey Gigantic was started, purely as an excuse to drink a few beers and have a laugh after work.
Bought together by a mutual love of Indie Rock, Punk and Hardcore and inspired by the quiet and loud dynamics of their favourite bands... the intricate jangly guitar of Bloc Party and American Football, set against the heavy breakdown and crescendos of post-hardcore heroes At The Drive In and Thrice, all of this mashed up with the massive pop rock hooks of bands like Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World.
This is the blueprint for Hey Gigantic, as they continue to craft their Alternative Rock sound in 2018.
Latest single 'Fools' released August 2018 was recorded at Ranch Production House with Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Milk Teeth) in Summer 2017
Jonathan Bateman (vocals/bass) explains about the how the song came together
“It’s the last song we wrote before heading to the studio last Summer, and it came together really quickly!”
“We knew it was going to be a darker and moodier song before it was finished, due to the introspective lyrical themes.
All guitar parts and vocals were pretty much written and then as we were jamming it on just an acoustic guitar we released how effective the intro could be as just guitar and vocal, so we stripped away the drums or bass in the verse and left it stark until the those massive drums kick. So happy with we did, because it’s so much fun to play live!”
Jonathan explains what he wrote the lyrics about
”It’s about trying your best to see the positives in society and the world around us, when all we’re being fed is the negatives. Sometimes it’s a fight to retain that feeling of youthful optimism and patience with people as we grow older, but it's essential we do and keep an open mind”
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