London outfit ‘Hey Gigantic’ continue to build momentum for themselves as they add to a growing string of promising singles with Colours. The group have been slowly bringing out singles for the last two years but with Colours having already received play on Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing, the track could mark the start of something big for Hey Gigantic.
In reference to the song, Vocalist/bassist, Jonathan Bateman comments that “It’s a song we’ve had for a couple of years and reworked multiple times before we got it to the finished version you hear now” and this process shows through the various different influences and styles on display. Specifically, whilst Hey Gigantic’s general sound leans more an alt-rock aesthetic, the track offers glimpses of a lighter sound.
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It reminds a lot of Twin Atlantic or Circa Waves although I don’t wish to directly compare Hey Gigantic to the pair as I feel it ultimately does them a disservice. The group’s sound is well complimented by Bateman’s vocal work which makes its presence felt within a heavier sound without outstaying its welcome.
Overall, Colours is a solid track but I’d argue that Hey Gigantic still have a long way to go before they reach their zenith. I think the big challenge for them now is coming out with something that can firmly put them on the map. However, this is not to say that the group are not good in their current state. One to watch out for in the coming months.