I am Giant

I am Giant

Thursday March 8 just got a little more exciting with the return of I am Giant to Dunedin. Supported by Cairo Knife Fight – the crazy-looking duo from last Friday’s show for Orientadium – the four-piece rock band are sure to put on a show worth seeing.
I caught up with I am Giant’s bassist Paul Matthews to find out what they’ve been up to, their yeast spread of choice, and their plans for the future.

So you’re playing at ReFuel next week. How are you feeling about it?
Yeah, we’re looking forward to coming to Dunedin. We’ve played there before – we played at Sammy’s and also at the Town Hall, which was our last show there.
And if you had to pick a favourite place to play so far?
The Town Hall has probably been the best so far, but I have played at Re:Fuel before and it’s a wicked place. There’s a wicked vibe there so I’m looking forward to doing that.

You’re playing with Cairo Knife Fight…
Yeah, they’re an amazing band … there’s only two of them! They’re awesome. We’ve been playing with them on this tour, but this is our first time playing with them together in Dunedin.

So after your New Zealand tour, what’s next for I am Giant?
Pretty much we finish this New Zealand tour, then Singapore, the UK – we’ve got a bunch of dates there – and we’re working on a bunch of dates in Europe as well.
And can we expect any new recordings in the near future?
Yeah, I’m actually working in the studio right now, working on some new material, but it’s a way off. Like, it takes a long time, and we like to put a bit of time and effort into it, so we won’t be putting anything out just yet. But it is coming together.

I’ve gotta ask the age-old question… Marmite or Vegemite?
Vegemite. I’ve had that one before. Vegemite. No question.
Haha. And if you had to pick your favourite artist or song of all time?
Well it changes every day. Today, it’s “One of These Nights” by The Eagles. But it’s always different.

I am Giant are playing at ReFuel on March 8th
This article first appeared in Issue 2, 2012.
Posted 4:53pm Sunday 4th March 2012 by Lauren Wootton.