Earlier this spring Emmett, Mark, Podge and Ross of Brave Giant teamed up with one of Ireland’s most respected musicians and producers Gavin Glass of Orphan Recording, to record this debut long play which sees a slight change in direction for the band. A sound Gavin (producer) affectionately refers to as… “it’s like David Guetta meets The War On Drugs”.
Podge (lead singer) with Brave Giant says, “We can’t wait for you to hear our first album, and get your feedback.”
Emmett (percussion) continues, “We’ve explored new sounds and have drawn on influences from even more musical genres. Heavy synths, spacey guitars, driving drums and a mandolin like you’ve never heard before.
The core elements which make Brave Giant what it is are still there, we’ve just added some magic, we hope!”
Peter Ashmore joined Gavin Glass on recording duties at Orphan Recording and Hellfire Studios in the picturesque Dublin mountains. Gavin also plays on part of the record. Additional production is by Brave Giant’s own Emmett Collum and the record is mastered by Stephen Ceresia at Stonyfield Mastering.
Emmett Collum (percussion), Mark Prunty (bass, guitar/vocals), Podge Gill (guitar/vocals), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin/keys), are Brave Giant. A band rooted in an inherited love for trad & folk, moulded, morphed and inspired by indie & alternative influences. Based in Longford the band released its first commercial track in April 2016, the still hugely popular ‘Lordy Lordy’.
In just three years, Brave Giant has gone from selling out two nights Upstairs at Whelan’s Live, Dublin to the band’s biggest headline show to date at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on Saturday November 9th, also going to sell out. Get your tickets fast, there are only a few remaining.
The band has also seen it’s Spotify streams grow to over 2.5 million during the last year, and online video views in the same region.
The first single ‘Decorate Your Mind’, described by Hot Press as “a powerhouse of a track, as anthemic and propulsive as it is dark and atmospheric.” stormed into the Top 3 on release in July.
Of the current single, ‘Wizards And Witches’, Hot Press said, “An inspiring, cascading indie-rock song,”
Brave Giant is delighted to be having the official album launch show on home ground. The Backstage Theatre, Longford town, on Sunday October 6th. Tickets for this show sold out in less than a day last month.
If in Dublin this weekend you can catch the band at Tower Records on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 at 1pm on Saturday, October 5th
The band will also be at Dennistons, Longford at 5pm also on October 5th
Some tunes may be sung, chats will be hand and both vinyl and CD copies of ‘White Pink + Blue’ will definitely be signed at both instore appearances!
The band’s headline ‘White Pink + Blue’ tour starts next Friday, October 11th in Limerick. Tickets from venue sites and also *tickets.ie
Backstage Theatre, Longford – Sunday October 6th –Sold Out
Dolans, Limerick – Friday October 11th* – Very limited tickets remain
Roisin Dubh, Galway – Saturday October 12th *
Cyprus Avenue, Cork – Thursday October 17th
Acoustic Room INEC, Killarney – Friday October 18th
Festival Club @ Andersons Live, Sligo Live Festival – Saturday October 19th
Voodoo, Belfast – Saturday October 26th **
The Stables (Smiddy’s), Mullingar – Sunday October 27th *
The Hub, Kilkenny – Friday November 1st (with The Coronas) – Sold out
The Hub, Kilkenny – Sunday November 3rd (with The Coronas)– Sold Out
Olympia Theatre, Dublin – Saturday November 9th (very limited tickets remain from ticketmaster.ie)