Giant Waves | Post Punk / Dark Wave / Russia
The band is one of the well-known gothic-rock groups in Russia. Formed in 2004 as The Imaginar y Stigma, musicians were raised up on goth and darkwave classics, found their unique sound and released “Gifts Of Imagination” in 2009, worked with many famous European bands, such as Skeleta l Family, Ven demmian , THE Last days of Jesus and Two Witches .
New story started in 2012 then the band changed the line-up and the name to Giant Waves. After debut release, “Hope and Fight”, Mick Mercer had positively appreciated the debut appearance of the band on his radio show. The first long play album “Solidarność” was released in 2015 and according to Side-line Magazine, “it deals with imaginary hybrid between Big Country (for some of the carrying guitar parts) and The Lords Of The New Church for the new-wave & post-punk inspiration and interesting eclectic approach, which also unleashes a few dreamy passages spiced with some melancholia”.
The short time later the band played many shows around Russia with lots of famous European formations like Diary of Dreams, Golden Apes , De/Vision , Lowe , Amnistia , Minereve , Torul, Die Selection and took part in first Russian gothic festival “Dar k Entries ”...
Second full album “The right heart ” was presented on the show with Soviet Soviet and festivals Lumous Gothic Festival (Finland) and EDGE OF THE NIGHT (Russia).
“In haunted town” EP was signed by Sierpien Records (home of Molchat Doma, Brandenburg, Sierpien). “Giant Waves was a really cool sound. All of the slick tight progression of post punk with dark synths and rising Ian McCulloch style vocals. It hits on a lot of familiar styles but finds it’s own ground in the striking frozen style and prog riffs.” - Sounds and Shadows magazine . New material has been showed on Dar k Spring Festival ( Berlin, Germany).