Perth’s rambunctious wolf pack Stillwater Giants have returned sturdier than ever with single ‘Montage’ and today release their long-awaited debut album Munich.
The decision to record all parts to their new album live at RADA Studios with Matt Gio (Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco) presented a chance to bond but also to write new material, together. Inspired by the rawness of other artists who recorded live such as Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Parquet Courts, they began.
It’s been a hard four year slog between major releases. For this WA four-piece it was a necessary hiatus that’s helped to turn them from boys to men, both within their songwriting and the mateship that hard times bring.
Unearthed by triple j in 2012 to play the Groovin’ the Moo festival, this group of young guns from Margaret River began their steamrolling journey across the country. Swiftly finding themselves warming up the stage for the likes of The Delta Riggs, Birds of Tokyo, Stonefield, Ball Park Music, British India, The Rubens and Regurgitator, they also clocked festival time at Groovin the Moo, Future Music Festival, Parklife, BIGSOUND, Southbound, St Kilda Festival and US tastemaker event CMJ.
Intending a quick six month follow up to their hugely successful single and EP Fly Under the Radar, things went slightly awry as they sometimes do. This once cheeky group of musos – who were famous for their happy-go-lucky attitudes and not taking life too seriously – turned. Internal conflicts ensued, university degree debts went up and personal differences almost drove the band apart. Then, they began recording – and by some kind of mysterious musical catharsis, the wolf-pack was back with a vengeance.
Fun-loving attitudes back in-tact and with a polished new live show, complete with equally polished Dad jokes, this certified party band today unleash the very first Stillwater Giants full-length to the world. And to celebrate the fact that they’ve released more records in four years than Frank Ocean has, they’re launching it tomorrow night at Perth’s Amplifier Bar with East Coast dates to be announced soon.
PRAISE FOR STILLWATER GIANTS
“Gr8 new stuff from a stack of flat out legends. Making Perth a better place. Live is incredible too..”
Lewi McKirdy, triple j
“..bands and fans alike should watch out for these guys, because they’re coming up fast.”
Chloe Papas, Xpress Magazine
“It’s infectious, it’s upbeat, and it’s devilishly moreish, leaving us well and truly hooked at the prospect of getting more of this goodness when the album drops at last.”
Mitch Knox, themusic.com.au