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The Tiny Giants – Blunt Slippy

We breed em’ young here in Australia. Three teenage kids decked out in tie-dye are running riot with their garagey psychy surf rock in their beachside hometown of Ocean Grove. Wagging school to play music, surf and eat burgers at the chicken shop, Triple J Unearthed High classmates Jasper Jolley, George Wilson and Etienne Mantelli are The Tiny Giants.

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The Tiny Giants – three punk ass kids outta Ocean Grove who should definitely get off my lawn. This one’s for fans of The Murlocs, King Gizz etc.

There’s definitely something in that Ocean Grove water: the school bell rings and band practice is on. Leader of the Tiny Giants pack Jasper reckons he cruises down his street and hears shed to shed garage rock blasting. Welcome to the town of young and carefree dudes with nothing better to do than make some noise.

Acing their own garagey psychy noise, the up to no good trio ditched the surf and chicken shop for a few days to record their debut EP Blunt Slippy. An assembly of 60s inspired garage rock riffs flooded by some badass bass and fuzz, top marks go to Tiny Giants, but winning honours is final track Cigs and Wigs (Inspector Inspector). A thumping beat that lights up a smoke behind the school toilets, its singeing guitar solo will burn a hole through your school tie.

Set to release their debut album in August, they’ve handed in a few singles already: garagey psychy rock tunes Paranoid and Cage. A slosh of reeling 60s rhythms and good old fashioned bluesy rock, Paranoid rolls around in some muddy bass lines and gruff vocals. Satisfyingly rough around the edges like it was born and bred in a shed, Cage is a more psyched-out rollicking riff that turns up the noise and fuzz. Loud and dirty like garage rock should be, if these tracks are a sign of things to come then these highschoolers are gonna top their Ocean Grove class and get scholarships to the big smoke.

Drumming up some serious garage psych school spirit, they’ve already played alongside Oh Mercy and provided backings for an INXS doco that aired earlier this year. If they keep up the good work at band practice, I reckon these kids could soon be the next garage rockers to join the giants of their scene.

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