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#NewMusicFriday 25.09

Posted on Friday 25th September 2020 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hey Gigantic Gang,

🎉  You want the brand-new bangers that are going to get the party started? Oh, we definitely do have them! Check out the playlist literally full to bursting from all the awesome latest releases that you need to know, including tracks from Royal Blood, Action Bronson, Machine Gun Kelly plus much more!

If that wasn’t enough, we dive deep into the details of the new singled from The Cribs plus albums from IDLES, Deftones and The Neighbourhood. Don’t say we never give you anything!

Turn it on, turn it up and get loose every week with the #NewMusicFriday blog & playlist – ONLY from Gigantic.

Enjoy your weekend xx







THE CRIBS (feat. Lee Ranaldo) – ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am

The Cribs have once again teamed up with Sonic Youth guitarist \ songwriter Lee Ranaldo to create their sweetly sentimental new single ‘I Don’t Know Who I Am’ – the latest track to be released from their upcoming eight album ‘Night Network’.

I Don’t Know Who I Am (although ultimately quite different) came together in much the same way as Be Safe did back in 2006 – we had a recording of a long, improvised noise-jam which we then tried to refine into a more cohesive song structure. Due to the similarities in the writing process, it made us think of Lee again…we had initially requested that he play noise guitar over the track because we wanted to keep it somewhat abstract and create the impression of the melodies just kind of emerging out of the static…but he went beyond the call of duty and also added some beautiful vocal harmonies too, out at the Sonic Youth studio in New Jersey.

Working with Lee on Be Safe was without question one of the highlights of our career as a band, and we think that I Don’t Know Who I Am is a worthy follow up collaboration. We are very proud of how it turned out.

Lyrically, the song addresses the disconnect that Ryan and myself have always had with our biological paternal lineage – and how that may have shaped our views on masculinity, gender roles, and the men we ultimately grew up to be.

Night Network’ is released on November 13th via Sonic Blew/[PIAS]. Pre-order your copy on Swimming Blue Heavyweight Vinyl, Cassette and CD. Plus, see them play a highly anticipated headline set at The Piece Hall in Halifax next summer!

The Cribs tickets are currently available.






IDLES – ‘Ultra Mono

IDLES certainly aren’t pulling their punches on the release of third album ‘Ultra Mono’. Tackling issues by distilling both their lyrics and sound to its pure essence, this new album is their unflinching and straight forward attack on racism, violence, class war, bigotry, ignorant nationalism and the callous ruling elite. It is also a unifying call for all those who demand progress through empathy.

ULTRA MONO is the acceptance of now and I and you. We are not the same but behold something together that is true: the moment. I can not control anything but my ideas, my actions and my emotions, I can not control yours. In allowing our art to be momentary, we give ourselves and you the opportunity to perceive who we all are now as truth. It is an engine of all that we can’t control: our race, our age, our class and our past in the form of what we control absolutely – our music, our now.

Joy is still an act of resistance. No more apologies. We will work hard and work honestly. Ultra Mono is joy’s engine and it goes.

We hope that you feel a sense of strength and purpose from listening to Ultra Mono. It is meant to fill you with the violence love and the rhythm of now. You are now. You are all.” – Joe Talbot

Ultra Mono’ is released today via Partisan Records on CD, Vinyl, Cassette, Limited Edition Vortex Vinyl plus a Bundle including CD + Limited Edition Vortex Vinyl.

See Bristolian politicised post punks IDLES celebrate their new release by playing one of their biggest gigs yet at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Wednesday 12th of May 2021.

IDLES tickets are currently available.




It’s been four years since we last had a full-length record from Sacramento space rockers Deftones, but now they’re back with brand new album ‘Ohms’ which has all the power and oddity to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the classic output.

Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, the ten tracks embody the raw emotion, dark experimentation and sheer heavy weight you would expect from Chino Moreno and co., whilst also pushing the band into an exciting new era. ‘Ohms’ is out now on CD, Limited Edition Gold Vinyl and a Bundle containing both.

See Deftones smash it at Download Festival 2021 where they will play music from their latest LP plus all those dark and sinister hits you’ve loved your whole life. Download Festival 2021 arrives at Donnington Park from Friday 4th still Sunday 6th of June.

Deftones tickets are currently available.



THE NEIGHBOURHOOD – ‘Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones

Following on from their 2018 release ‘Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing’; Californian al rockers The Neighbourhood are back with their new concept album ‘Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones’.

"I wanted to speak in a different way with music. At the end of the day, I've been trying to figure out what it really means. Sometimes, it's hard for me to put it into words—even though it's supposed to be my job with the lyrics. Chip helped me find that voice. He's the best leader I could be for this project, for the boys, and for my friends."

"The Mono-Tones are the voices in my head that are always there. They can be a bit haunting and keep me up at night, but I trust their taste. In the same way I want to make the guys happy, I want to make the fans happy. To do that, I shut everything out, sat alone, found what makes me happy, and discovered my voice. The funny thing is it takes the piss out of being so serious. I don't want to be brooding. A lot of these songs are based on major chords, so it might be a happier version of The Neighbourhood." – Jesse Rutherford

The Neighbourhood tickets are currently available.

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