Wed 22 January 2020
LIVE: GIANT DRAG
19:30 - 23:00
GIANT DRAG – The Resurrection Tour
+ Deutsche Ashram
Live at Oslo, Hackney
Giant Drag has released two EP’s and two albums. Their first release, Lemona came out in 2004. Their debut album, Hearts and Unicorns, came out the following year. The Swan Song EP was released in 2010. The band’s second studio album, Waking Up is Hard to Do, was released in 2013. Giant Drag have played live shows supporting The Jesus and Mary Chain, Scissor Sisters, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Nine Black Alps, The Lemonheads and The Cribs, and were tipped by the NME for “big things in 2006”. They also performed in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2006. Annie Hardy can also be heard on the song “Pink Cellphone” from the 2006 Deftones album entitled “Saturday Night Wrist”. In December 2008, NME announced that she was suffering from muscle disorder fibromyalgia. According to College News, her condition was later referenced in Paul Avion‘s song “Fibromyalgia”. In January 2010, fellow L.A. musician Paul Avion chose “Kevin is Gay” to kick off a series of articles about Africa for SPIN Earth. The Swan Song EP was released on February 16, 2010. As of December 2010, Hardy’s Twitter mentioned a new full-length album had been completed, with no firm date set for release yet. On February 9, 2012, Giant Drag released the Alternative version of their song “Drugs” on Bandcamp and another song called “Firestorm”. On February 14, 2012, the band announced a new format of digital releases called “Twosies”. This format is between singles and EPs. The first twosie was released on the same day of the announcement and is titled Annie Hardy and The Wallpaper Demos. The titles of the new tracks are “Out At Sea” and “Say What You Will”.  On March 6, 2012, a new twosie was released. “Hearts and Unicorns Outtakes and Unreleased Rarity” On February 13, 2013, they were named as one of the “unfairly forgotten bands of the 2000s” by NME. On March 5, 2013, the long-awaited sophomore album, Waking Up is Hard to Do was released as a digital download on Giant Drag’s Bandcamp music store. It is the band’s first full-length release of original material since Hearts and Unicorns.
Tickets are on sale on 4th December from Alt Tickets.