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I Am Giant is a London based band consisting of
New Zealanders Shelton Woolright, Paul Matthews,
Aja Timu and Brit, Ed Martin. Described as
‘edgy rock with groove and melody’,
vocalist Ed Martin delivers powerful, soul
influenced hooks and epic choruses.
Drummer Shelton Woolright and guitarist Aja Timu
are formerly from critically acclaimed triple platinum band ‘Blindspott’(EMI),
the only rock band in New Zealand music history
to have both their debut and follow up albums
enter the charts at number 1.With massive sold
out tours and headlining slots at festivals through South
East Asia, Japan and Australia, Blindspott are
one of New Zealand's most successful rock band to date.
Bassist Paul Matthews credits include double
platinum selling Tadpole (EMI/Antenna) and
more recently ‘Stylus’. Paul is also an in
demand young producer/engineer, having
worked on several gold and platinum selling albums,
and top 10 singles including Blinspott’s self titled
Ed Martin was the singer in UK pop prog-rock band
‘Volume’ (Island) and has worked as a vocalist with
the likes of The Artful Dodger, Craig David,
Bruno Ellingham (producer for Katie Tunstall,
Elbow and New Order) and Mark Hil.
The band have been successfully winning fans
around the globe in the short time they have
been together! Last year they became the
Quiksilver Ambassadors for Europe which lead
to countless festivals and events including
Brixton’s Skate and BMX Jam, Quiksilver’s
‘Chromataphobia’ and the Quiksilver Pro Tour
in Biarritz, France.
In March they sold out their first tour
in New Zealand, in May performed at two
Tiger Translate parties in Vietnam,
before returning for gigs in France, London,
Liverpool (Sound City showcase) and then racked
up the frequent flyer points by touring New Zealand,
Australia and America through June/July/August
before returning to the UK to play at the
British Surf Champs and an encore performance
at this year’s Quiksilver Pro Tour in Biarritz, France
The band have had tracks featured on
many extreme sports DVD’s including Quiksilver
Euroforce Surfing Videos, Mormail Brazilian
surfing label's DVD through South America and
America, White Lines magazine in Europe, and
'Cloud 9 Movie'-the Kelly Slater story. The
band is also sponsored by Gibson Guitars.
I Am Giants first single ‘City Limits’
has been a massive hit on rock radio in
New Zealand having been on an A Rotate for
nearly 5 months and, at number 10, was the only new entry
in the Rock’s Top 20 Best Kiwi Songs of All Time.
In the UK, the single has been
spot played on the Rock Show on
XFM and were booked for a
live in studio session in May.
In Asia the video has been added to
MTV and Channel V. The video has been
viewed nearly 80,000 times on Youtube.
Their second single ‘Neon Sunrise’
has just debuted in the Top 20 singles
chart in NZ and the video features 9 times
world surf legend, USA surfer Kelly Slater
and has been viewed over 70,000 times on Youtube
City Limits/Neon Sunrise EP is available via Itunes worldwide
‘Unbelievably good four track EP…..seriously good quality business.
Highly recommended’ Rip It Up
‘…… an explosion of raging riffs and
anthemic songs with soaring vocals by Ed Martin, a man
with an immense yet delicate voice. Keeping it pure and
simple will positively place them in the hearts and minds of many.
‘City Limits’ is only the start for I Am Giant; expect great
things in the future. ‘ 11 out of 13 Roomthirteen.com
‘With their massive sound and irresistible hooks,
I Am Giant are fast becoming the name on
peoples lips, even before the release of an album.
Debut EP City Limits shows just why their
stock is rising so rapidly, full of ambition,
intricacy and feeling……Such clever construction is
a rarity in rock music and will go a long way to
enhancing I Am Giant's reputation still
further. For a debut EP,City Limits is a polished,
imaginative and thoughtful effort worthy of
all the plaudits it is sure to receive.’ 4ortherecord.com