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#NewMusicFriday 10.04

Posted on Friday 10th April 2020 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hi Gigantic Gang,

We know it’s nice and sunny out there but please make sure you #StayAtHome at home this bank holiday weekend. To help you enjoy hanging out in your house, kicking back in the flat or chilling in your garden, Gigantic brings you your essential #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist!

Yes, corona might be keeping us all from going out but you can stay in with us and discover the hottest new tunes you definitely need to know! Make sure you give us a shout on Twitter and Facebook letting us know which releases are you favs, plus tag us in on Instagram to show off your favourite festival and gig moments using #GiganticGigGoer – we love to see you having all the fun!

Chin up GG, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all at the front xx








If you haven’t come across Leeds lads Marsicans, then you’re really missing out! Listed by The Guardian as one of the 50 Best New Artists for 2020, the anthemic indie pop band have already sold our dates on their own headline tour, played to packed out 1,000 capacity venues and appeared at such major festivals as Reading \\ Leeds plus played support for Kaiser Chiefs. And now, they release their stunning video for single ‘Sunday’ which captures the spirit of adventure playing on the road

Sunday’ is the third single to be taken from Marsicans highly anticipated debut album ‘Ursa Major’ which is scheduled for release on signed limited edition blue vinyl and signed cd on Friday the 14th of August on Killing Moon Records which you can pre-order HERE. Plus, they will be showing off their brand spanking new material with shows at Bristol’s Thekla and Scala London during October – grab your ticket with Gigantic today!

Marsicans tickets are currently available.





DO NOTHING – ‘Zero Dollar Bills

We are very proud of local lads Do Nothing. The Nottingham boys had already impressed with their effortlessly cool songs ‘Gangs’ plus ‘LeBron James’, both of which have been getting some serious airtime on BBC 6music, and now the drop their debut EP ‘Zero Dollar Bills’. Featuring the latterly mentioned single and their new release ‘Fits’, it’s a vital slice of orange vinyl which reveals the new wave inspired boys as THE band to watch in 2020.

You can see them smash it at The Lexington in London on Wednesday 26th of August. Plus, they have made a very special playlist especially for you which you can find HERE.

Do Nothing tickets are currently available.






Symphonic metallers Nightwish certainly don’t do subtle and on their ninth LP ‘HUMAN. :II: NATURE.’, the Finnish sextet take epic to a whole new level as they merge Nordic legends with Bach-eqsue classics song structures and huge face melting lead guitar riffs on this huge double album.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE.’ was recorded as summer darkened and turned to the twilight of autumn over many sessions held at Finnvox Studios, Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington castle. Mikko Karmila was charged with the mammoth task of mixing and the record was later tamed and mastered by Mika Jussila.

Out on vital German hard rock label Nuclear Blast Records, ‘HUMAN. :II: NATURE.’ is released as an extremely limited deluxe edition with includes a 3CDS, a 48-page ear book plus a 12” mini-LP. You can also order it on limited 12” and choose from marigold, mirage or bronze vinyl plus CD and MP3.

Nightwish tickets are currently available.



BLADEE – ‘Exeter’

Exeter’ is the third album from Swedish rapper Bladee (AKA Benjamin Reichwald). Known for his abstract lyrical expression which explores the out realms of fantasy and the hazy inner world of a transcendent high, ‘Exeter’ is an imaginative album that floats pleasantly and reeks of dank.

A member of the Drain Gang collective, ‘Exeter’ features contributions from fellow member Ecco2K and produced by Young Gud.

Me and Gud recorded this album during a one week visit to Gotland island this last summer. The inspiration for me was trying to paint and express an inner image or feeling that I have through sound. The album for me is a kind of practice of focus and play in the incorporeal.

Bladee will be appearing at Electric Ballroom in London on Monday 26th of October, tickets on sale with Gigantic right now!

Bladee tickets are currently available.

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