Giant Burger – Diversity For Your Music Diet
Giant Burger – Hackney, London, United Kingdom.
Giant Burger are a band. A band from London. They make music. Weird, wonderful and chilled out music and that’s something we love at MF; a band doing what they want to do and it sounding great.
Hailing from Hackney, Giant Burger are a four-piece whose name warrants some words on it’s own merit. I can only really begin to describe their sound as their own, as the band mish-mash genres together until they are left with some kind of sonic creation cruising over the soundwaves and into your noise receptacles, to then be processed by the brain, which in turn confirms that it works.
Describing themselves as ‘Doom Meat Pop’, which, unless I’m missing something, didn’t exist until the incarnation of this band. The general sound you could say is easy listening, yet exciting, dynamic and progressive, with elements of Folk, Punk, Post-Punk, Country, Prog, Meat (apparently) and weird, weird, wonderful (not shit) Pop.
Tracks – which can be streamed on Bandcamp – such as ‘Fridges’, is guitar-driven with more intense Country-esque vocals. Then you have the primarily instrumental ‘MDF’ on the other hand, with a more relaxed Post-Punk sound, and plenty of feel good vibes. While ‘Wedding Friendly’ on yet another hand, has an almost psychedelic groove that you would make any kind of trip ten thousand times trippier.
The band’s Punk streak is both obvious and well integrated within the eclectic mix , I won’t bore you into why, as that would ruin it, but songs such as ‘Trapped In Egypt’ are a good examples.
You’ve probably noticed the titles of the songs are a bit bizarre, well they don’t get any more ‘normal’, because who needs normal? By far my favourite titles have to be ‘War With Salamander’ from the first set of recordings and ‘Lancelot On The Dole’ from the debut EP. Bizarre titles and proper grooves? Doesn’t seem like a bad mix.
Live you can imagine the band playing in a sunny beer garden or brightening up the dreary winter days in the local pub. If you’re London and you see Giant Burger’s – Joel, Rosie, Oli and Owain, do stop to have a drink and get merry.
Difference. Diversity. Uniqueness. They’re amazing qualities to have in any aspect of life, and especially music.
If you’re in the need of something different and in want of some new sounds that are leagues from what you normal feed your ears with, then do give Giant Burger a go. The band’s music is available via their bandcamp and official website in a variety of formats including cassette, vinyl and download.