Drumlish , County Longford
In just three years, Brave Giant has gone from selling out two nights Upstairs at Whelans Live to the band’s biggest headline show to date at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin on the cusp of selling out almost five months out from show day on Saturday November 9th. This, coupled with releasing new music next month and a debut album coming in September, has 2019 shaping up to be Brave Giant’s most exciting year to date.
Brave Giant kicked off the 2019 festival season with a bang on June 1st with Day Tripper Festival in Waterford alongside Gavin James and Hudson Taylor. On June 29th, the four-piece has a top-three billing at Kaleidoscope Festival followed by the Irish Open Festival in Lahinch on July 6th and an Indiependence main stage appearance on August 2nd amongst others.
Highlights from 2018 include sharing a stage with Hozier, Walking on Cars and other highly-respected Irish artists at the 2FM Christmas Ball at the 3Arena in December, a further No 1 single here at home with 'Somebody’s Someone', two sold-out headline shows at The Button Factory Dublin and opening band’s live record in London with three sell-out headline shows.
Since the band’s 2016 'Lordy Lordy' EP, Brave Giant has sold out numerous shows in Dublin and across the country. Since releasing its first commercial track in 2016 (‘Lordy Lordy’), Brave Giant has had a string of top 5 singles including 'The Time I Met The Devil' and two number one’s with 'Way To Love' and 'Somebody’s Someone'. Not shy to festival season either, in the three years to date some of the band’s summer festival performances include Longitude, Sea Sessions, Electric Picnic, Groove Festival and Sunflower Festival. Indeed in 2018, over 5,000 people turned out to see the band live in their home county at the Longford Town Festival.
Online, Brave Giant has also seen the band’s Spotify streams grow to over 2.5 million during the last year, and online video views in the same region.
The yet to be titled debut album was recorded earlier this spring with musician and producer Gavin Glass of Orphan Recording in the production chair. Currently being mixed, the guys had this to say of the pending long-play (for now!). “We can’t wait to share this body of work. We’ve put a great deal of ourselves into these 11 songs and we hope that listeners can make some meaningful connections to the tracks. The album sees us take a new direction. We’ve developed a great deal musically and lyrically. 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. We truly feel like we’ve created something new and exciting whilst maintaining our integrity throughout the writing of this album. The core elements that make Brave Giant what it is are still there, we’ve just added some magic to them”. The first single, Decorate Your Mind, is set for release this July.
Emmett Collum (percussion), Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), are Brave Giant. A band rooted in an inherited love for trad & folk, moulded, morphed and inspired by indie & alternative influences.
|29 Jun 2019||17:45||Russborough House, Blessington||Kaleidscope Festival||Buy Tickets|
|6 Jul 2019||20:00||Lahinch Golf Club , Lahinch Co. Clare||Duty Free Irish Open Festival||Buy Tickets|
|2 Aug 2019||17:00||Indiependence Festival, Mitchelstown, Cork||Indiependence Festival||Buy Tickets|
|9 Nov 2019||19:00||The Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2||The Olympia Theatre - Headline Show||Buy Tickets|