Light Giant – Waste of Wine
The nature of musicianship appears to have changed over the past however many years in as much as it’s not longer sufficient to be a member of just the one band. I’ve seen dudes find success in the side projects of side projects and still move into new material under a new name. That last sentence is an untruth but it serves the purpose of the point I’m trying to make; bands bloom into bands bloom into bands. It’s the nature of unsigned man.
The fertility of a band such as Parades then should come as no surprise to anyone remotely involved with their music. Parades are rich, experimental and technically exceptional. From it’s potent loins have already come the king of feature records, Jonathan Boulet, and let’s not forget what the kids have dubbed ‘the great rural ballcrusher’, ‘the big man’s dirty hands’, ‘the valley of angry smirks’, or more simply Snakeface. The band’s individual nodes were inevitably going to pursue their own creative exploits and so, we have Light Giant.
Light Giant – Waste of Wine [FREE DOWNLOAD]
It brings me great pleasure to share strong Australian music, more so still when it’s Sydney based and thus this three piece have been a hearty treat during this weather-wrecked weekend. There are multiple layers of distortion and falsetto, the two criscrossing as the song builds and builds. This isn’t the tried and tested indie-folk crescendo we’ve heard too many times now (enough with the xylophone) but it’s actually the result of a smarter mix, not just the constant addition of instruments. If you’ve listened to it once, hit play again, you’ll further appreciate it with subsequent listens.