Brisbane’s self-proclaimed kings of riff based intelligent hard rock (IHR) music, Giants of Science, are returning for some shows and a little recording.

Giants have been peddling their particular brand of rock’n’roll for much longer than is healthy, but like all good vices they are hard to kick, except when passed out on your floor.

Their music is a blend of frenetic rock, monstrous riffs and shoegazer atmospherics, all tied together by vocals that can swing from a demented croon to a gut busting scream in the space of a verse. It is a sound which led Dave Grohl to hand-pick Giants of Science as support for the Foo Fighters QLD flood benefit gig in March 2011. Other supports of note include Swervedriver, DKT/MC5, Radio Birdman, Mudhoney, Rollins Band, J Mascis, Mark of Cain, Powderfinger, You Am I, Front End Loader, and A Perfect Circle. Honestly.

Giants of Science have recorded and released two studio albums (The History of Warfare and Here is the Punishment), one live album (Live at the Troubadour) and two EPs (“Blueprint for Courageous Action” and “Sisters”). Now, 2012 sees them lurch once more onto the stage and into the studio, in what could only be described as a series of frivolous acts of masochism. It hurts being this good.


SAT 25th FEB – The Beetle Bar, Upper Roma Street, Brisbane – 1am slot. w/Dollar Bar, Microflora, Captain Moonshine and The New Young Liberals
FRI 2nd MAR – The Retreat, Brunswick, Melbourne w/ Damn Terran
SAT 3rd MAR – The Old Bar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, supporting Dollar Bar, w/The Peep Tempel & Mass Cult
FRI 9th MAR – The Patch, Wollongong, w/Shifter, Bruce! & Handlebar
SAT 10th MAR – The Square, Sydney w/Lomera, The Turps & Skinpin