The Last Giant
Singles and EPs
Fresh from receiving national airplay from Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland, Britain’s most northerly instrumental metal band are releasing their second EP I: Terminus. The Last Giant channel prog, metal, post-rock and math-rock on the three-track effort, which is being released digitally on 4 September. It follows the standalone single Between Light, which Vic Galloway hailed as “fabulously epic” when he played it on BBC Radio Scotland in May. The three tracks - Laika, the single Nova and Tunguska - straddle groove-laden riffs, big melodies, wacky adventurism and atmospheric soundscapes. The Last Giant, from Shetland, are comprised of Jamie Hatchbar (guitar/synth/programming) and bassist Chris Cope. The EP features striking artwork taken from a bespoke painting created for the release by acclaimed Shetland artist Dirk Robertson. The band’s first EP Chronos//Kairos was released in 2015 under the previous name Giant. Veteran rock writer Malcolm Dome hailed that debut EP as "uplifting...manages to be both complex yet danceable" while Ally McCrae (ex-Radio 1) said it was "monster music- soaring, technically intimidating, riff-laden guitar fire". Taking inspiration from Between The Buried And Me, Mastodon, Every Time I Die and post-rock, The Last Giant - whose members feature in many other notable Shetland acts - create a big sound; pun most definitely intended.