Sad Lovers & Giants

About Sad Lovers & Giants

Sad Lovers and Giants are a British post-punk band influenced by psychedelia and folk music. Their clean-sounding but not over-produced recordings blend chiming guitars, atmospheric keyboards, urgent rhythms, and acerbic lyrics. Their music tips toward gloominess, but it avoids the melodramatic clichés of some of the more theatrical bands associated with '80s goth rock and new wave. Frequently likened to bands such as the Chameleons and the Cure's earliest work, they've gained a cult following, often referred to as a well-kept secret. The band's first and most successful album, 1982's Epic Garden Music, made the U.K. independent charts. They have since disbanded and re-formed several times, and have continued sporadically releasing studio albums, retaining their distinctive sound on efforts like 2018's Mission Creep.

Watford, Hertfordshire, England
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