Giants of Science
Consisting of all original band members Ben Salter (lead vocals, guitar), Consisting of all original band members, Ben Salter (lead vocals, guitar), Steve Lynagh (drums), Ben Tuite (guitar), and Matt Tanner (bass) Brisbane’s Giants of Science 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 reels between frenetic rock, monstrous riffs and majestic shoegazer atmospherics, underneath vocals which are all at once visceral and delicate. 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.
Giants of Science have recorded and released 2 studio albums (The History of Warfare and Here is the Punishment), 1 live album (Live at the Troubadour) and 2 EPs (Blueprint for Courageous Action and Sisters). 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!