Track Of The Day: I Am Giant – Purple Heart

I Am Giant have announced their new single ‘Purple Heart’ will be released on September 10th2012. Currently winning support on BBC Radio One as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ as well as on XFM, Kerrang! Radio and Q Radio, ‘Purple Heart’ is the first single taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Horrifying Truth’, released this October.

In what is proving to be a mammoth month for the London based 4-piece, I Am Giant have just played three shows as support to rock legend Slash on his Australian tour, before returning to the UK for their headline tour this September, including a single release show for ‘Purple Heart’ at The Garage in London on September 13th.

With an impressive 56,000+ loyal fans on Facebook and over 1,000 international members of their ‘IAG Army’, I Am Giant have amassed a huge worldwide following with four #1 rock singles and a #2 album in New Zealand, music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, performances at Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney, opening for Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, touring throughout Asia several times, and playing the prestigious Viper Room and Mercury Lounge in the US.

This October sees the highly anticipated European release of I Am Giant’s debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’, recorded with acclaimed producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect).

On ‘The Horrifying Truth’, I Am Giant have bound together what they describe as “a collection of stories, thoughts, observations and exploration” into a cohesive and hard-hitting explosion of sound and melody. From the first song and forthcoming single ‘Purple Heart’ to closer ‘After The War’, the sharp lyrical themes draw the listener into the band’s growing awareness of mortality and loss of innocence.

And yet, I Am Giant have produced an album fuelled by youthful idealism, not despite but because of the hard-learned lessons that are a reality of modern life. ‘The Horrifying Truth’ is pure, unadulterated rock, with its heart on its sleeve and an unquenchable fire in its soul.

I Am Giant release the single ‘Purple Heart’ on September 10th. Their debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’ is released this October.


12th Sept – BIRMINGHAM – Roadhouse
13th Sept – LONDON – The Garage (single launch show)
14th Sept – LYMINGTON – Windfest Festival
15th Sept – PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution
16th Sept – LEICESTER – Soundhouse
17th Sept – DONCASTER – Leopard
19th Sept – GUILDFORD – Boileroom
20th Sept – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
21st Sept – BRIGHTON – The Hope
11th Oct – READING – Sub 89
12th Oct – MANCHESTER – Retro
15th Oct – GLASGOW – The Hug & Pint
16th Oct – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
17th Oct – SHEFFIELD – Corporation
18th Oct – PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms
19thOct – KINGSTON – The Peel


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