About 2 years ago Tiny Giant first came on our radar and we quickly realised it was a name to keep in mind. Now that they’ve announced their first official release, it’s time for a proper introduction.
Tiny Giant are Chloë Alper and Mat Collis. Alper launched her music career at the age of 13 fronting the cult Riot Grrl punk band Period Pains and later helped form the critically acclaimed prog rock group Pure Reason Revolution. After the band split, she began working on a solo project and teamed up with Robert Coudert from Phoenix to write the title track for the cult horror remakes of Elijah Wood’s ‘Maniac’ and ‘Amityville: The Awakening’. Multi-instrumentalist Mat Collis is a MOBO and Grammy nominated engineer who has worked with the likes of Jay Z, Charli XCX, Mr Hudson, Yelawolf, The Noisettes and Steven Wilson. Together the pair make music they describe as “Dream Pop meets Future Rock”, a fitting title for their creations.
Citing their influences as Cocteau Twins, Battles, Weezer, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Biffy Clyro, Talk Talk and Genesis, resulting in Tiny Giant’s rich, multi-layered sound. Their SoundCloud page currently consists of only 2 tracks, ‘Heavy Love’ and ‘Seeing Everything As Though It Is Real’. 2 songs laced with sweet vocals, massive riffs and soothing ambience.
Tiny Giant are currently in the studio working on a debut EP and album. Their first official single ‘Joely’ will be out on the 9th of May, a release we eagerly await.