There something really satisfying about watching a band come up in a music scene, and continually grow with every live performance you see of them. So is the case with Seattle's Naked Giants.
Drawing inspiration from the band's eclectic music taste, which ranges from Hendrix to gospel to Ty Segall, the trio have garnered a style that allows them to have fun, but still “hit hard.” While dozens of iconic artists have come up from the inclement city, the new band is determined to leave a mark in Seattle.
The garage punk-rock group incorporates elements from an assortment of genres, like soul and psychedelic, to breathe a fresh sound into their tracks so that they aren’t lost in the crowded genre. After watching Grant Mullen (guitar/vocals), Gianni Aiello (bass), and Henry Lavallee (drums), it’s clear that an off-stage friendship makes the onstage chemistry that much better. For Naked Giants, it's always a kick-ass show. The trio is loud, fast-paced, sweaty, and slightly eccentric.
For the group, there doesn’t seem to be a designated “frontman” as they all share center stage, even the drummer. Let’s just say we've never seen a drummer interact with the crowd as much as Naked Giant’s own Lavallee. Each member has an on-stage identity unique to their own. For those who are now discovering the group, once you see them live, it’s hard to forget them. By effortlessly balancing lo-fi, psychedelic, and pure rock and roll, Naked Giants easily live up to their big name.
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