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“Slick and stylish indie pop” — The Independent

“This is r’n’b – meets the energy and bluster of rock’n’roll.” — The Guardian


Giant Steps were formed in 2009 by three school friends who grew up together in Reading, England and had common musical tastes. The band are compromised of 22-year old James Girdler (vocals/guitar), Dan Stargatt (Bass) and Dan Webb (Drums), both aged 23. Their soul inflected rock sound was developed through their love of artists such as Stevie Wonder and The Impressions, with these bands having a lasting influence on Giant Steps refreshingly unique sound.

Debut single ‘Tolerate’, written about the 1930’s New York photographer WeeGee, is an instantly captivating song with a guitar-fuelled melodic chorus that is uplifting but has a dark intent at the same time. With its modern yet classic rhythm and blues sound, it has hit written all over it.

The inspiration for the song came from both WeeGee’s work as a photographer and the unusual techniques he used to capture his candid imagery, sometimes manipulating the scenario to create an image that told an entire story.

Giant Steps are currently working with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals) at Motor Museum Studios.