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#NewMusicFriday 16.04

Posted on Friday 16th April 2021 at 15:15

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hey Gigantic Gang,

We’re back with #NewMusicFriday; the hottest tunes to enjoy whilst browsing the best selection of tickets for all the gigs and festivals coming your way! Make sure you comment to tell us your favourite tracks that have just dropped.

See you soon! xx







RINA SAWAYAMA – “Chosen Family” (with Elton John)

The new sound of British pop; Tokyo-born Rina Sawayama has already impressed with a string of incredible singles and her lauded EP Rina and debut album SAWAYAMA. Now, she teams up with true legend Elton John to duet on a new version of her powerful song “Chosen Family”; an emotive anthem championing gay rights and the changing nature of family in the modern age.

It was such a joy and honour to rework ‘Chosen Family’ with the legendary Elton John. The song means so much to both of us, and recording it together was such a special experience I will never forget. I got shivers when I heard his voice through the monitor and became emotional when he added the piano parts.

Elton has been such a huge supporter from before the album, and when we finally met to record this song we clicked from the get go. I hope people can hear the magic!

See rising star Rina Sawayama when she plays her shows in November, tickets on sale with Gigantic and already selling out fast!

Rina Sawayama tickets are currently available.






LOW ISLANDIf You Could Have It All Again

Taking a sophisticated approach to indie pop \ electronica, breakthrough band Low Island are already courting comparisons with the likes of Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem for their dance informed avant-garde sound which has seen them sign to Emotional Interference for the release of debut album If You Could Have It All Again.

Their first full-length saw the band move to their very own makeshift studio hidden in rural France where they were able to fully focus entirely on their music which they self-recorded, produced and engineered independently. And the results speak for themselves, as they have succeeded in capturing that spark of magic which has already attracting a growing number of fans from their magnificent live performances.

Low Island will be appearing at Dot To Dot festival which hits Bristol on Saturday 25th, then Nottingham on Sunday 26th of September. They will also be playing their own headline shows in the same month.

Low Island tickets are currently available.




Complexed and confrontational, Detroit metalcore legends The Armed (⋈) have just dropped fourth album ULTRAPOP which sees them push their experimental forays even further to embrace pop, electronica and noise which is already being hailed by many as their best record – ever!

Co-produced by the band’s very own Dan Greene and Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe), their latest LP includes contributions from such esteemed stars as Mark Lanegan, Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle), Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed, Mutoid Man).

The Armed have already announced a tour in support of ULTRAPOP. See them playing Dead Wax, Birmingham Yes (The Pink Room), Manchester and Green Door Store, Brighton in October – tickets on sale with Gigantic.

The Armed tickets are currently available.



LONDON GRAMMARCalifornian Soil

Emotive indie pop band London Grammar have come a long way since they first formed in Nottingham back in 2009. The trio have travelled the world off the back of their first two incredible records If You Wait and Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, both of which have seen them garnished with critical acclaim plus win the prestigious Ivor Novello album. Now they drop third LP Californian Soil which might be their most personal and effecting work yet.

I want to just be completely vulnerable, say everything that I want to say and people will like it or they won’t.”– Hannah Reid

Californian Soil is out now, and available on CD, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl and a Deluxe Boxset.

London Grammar tickets are currently available.

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