Interview: Fighting Giants

We chat to Bofa, Jefferson, John, David and Dick from Florida hard rock band Fighting Giants about their forthcoming single, influences and making it as a independent band.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2020 treating you so far?
So far, so good. Been kinda quiet but about to hit. Our first show of 2020 this Saturday at Club LA in Destin, Florida and we just finalised a new merch. design.

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
Have not released anything just yet, we are currently writing though with plans to track up at BHP later this year.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Well right now we’re working on a song called Scratching, It’s a really personal piece from our vocalist David. No details just yet but we’re hoping it has an impact when we release it.

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
No tours at the moment. Underground independent band so we’re staying close to home for now. We are playing several shows around the Florida Panhandle over the next two months.

Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
Dick: Oh man. So many. Right now honestly I am influenced a lot from soundtrack scores.  I’ve got a project later this year that will involve a lot of score co-composing and so I’ve been delving into this ambient sort of style. And I am loving it.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Bofa: Periphery and Parkway Drive.
Jefferson: Iron Maiden
John: Synapse Defect
David: Apex Theory
Dick: Amigo the Devil and Jack White.

Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
We’re independent so we ask folks to please hit up [our CDBaby site] Our digital release is only $9.99 and we put our heart into it. From our live show we strive to deliver a high energy entertaining experience and just wanna make folks move!

Any last words for the fans?
Bofa: Follow your dreams! You can reach your goals I AM living proof! BEEFCAKE BEEFCAKE!