I don’t think people are taking the end of the world too seriously, fortunately Manchester electro outfit Giant Star have got our backs, with the 3 track EP Seven Days To Save The World.
Manchester has a history of producing innovative electronic bands from New Order through to the Whip and you can add Giant Star to the list, but you can’t pigeon-hole this band as just electro as this EP goes to show.
Once Upon A Time goes on a journey back to 60’s Motown with a great string section and beautiful soulful vocal, I can just imagine the grainy black & white video with girls in sparkly dresses!
I Am The Love is a classic Giant Star piece of electro which sounds like early Kasabian all big beats and heavy synths with a vocal snarling in the verse and catchy in the chorus.
Big Time could have come straight out of the Hacienda during the Madchester heyday with an infectiously baggy rhythm section and vocal hook that will get your singing along like you’ve heard it before.
Go and download this EP now otherwise the world will end on the 21st December and you don’t want that on your conscience, although to be fair if it does you probably won’t care but I’ll be able to say I told you so!!