I Am Giant - City Limits
'City Limits’ may be the debut EP from I Am Giant, but these lads are no strangers to the limelight, having been in other successful bands as well as toured collectively with the likes of Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Muse, Snow Patrol and Linkin Park to name but a few.
The EP opens with the title track, the first song the guys wrote together. As bassist Paul Matthews explains, “I think everybody has had the feeling they are going nowhere, and its like how can such a massive city with so many people be so limiting and confining to me.” This is certainly a feeling known all too well to many of us. As an opener you need something that is going to propel greatness and this song certainly does this, as it is pure melodic rock, and something you can really sink your teeth into.
Next up is ‘Neon Sunrise;’ a high energy soothing yet prevailing tune with a magnificent chorus, one that can become quite anthemic. This is followed by ‘Let it Go,’ a gripping tune with melodious verses which really bursts at the seams as the chorus approaches. Rounding up the record is ‘Living the Crash,’ a song described by drummer Shelton Woolright as being about “the state where you're not sure if you're dreaming or awake”. Just like its predecessors this is another astounding song, one that is slightly anxious and sends tingles throughout the body.
I Am Giant do not try to be anything other than melodic rock. As a whole the four tracks result in 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.