new band of the day : Building Giants ‘gritty powerful rock from Preston’
Breaking into the music industry and carving out a career that can pay the rent is easier said than done, however Preston-based rockers Building Giants are not ones to shy away from the challenge. Known for their lively stage presence, catchy riffs and raspy vocals; the band – formed in the basement of one of Lancashire’s dilapidated cotton mills – exploded on to the scene in the spring of 2017 and have yet to have a weekend free since.
With iconic music venues like Night & Day Café in Manchester, Dublin Castle in Camden and The Brickyard in Carlisle under their belt; Building Giants are hitting the festival scene hard in 2018, with sets lined up at Highest Point, Blackthorn Music Festival and SONDER already in the bag.
For many up-and-coming bands across the UK, writing original material and creating the time and space to practice is only half the job. Twelve hour-round trips to London and cobbling together money for petrol, recording and merchandise is part and parcel of band life – a story all too familiar for those looking to get their big break in the industry.
The band are outspoken about their desire to protect and support the UK’s vibrant music scene, constantly under threat by the closure of iconic venues and events’ spaces. As well as completing a tour for Independent Venue Week; Building Giants have also signed up to join the Music Venue Trust’s FIGHTBACK campaign, designed to stop the closure of grassroots venues that have paved the way for bands like The Libertines, Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys.
Building Giants new music video for The Secret is out now.