Skate Punk/Hardcore band Giants stream new single called ‘It’s Not All Bad News’. They have some other news too. Not only is Giants going to support H2O, they will also release a compilation album.
The band is releasing this compilation album to raise awareness for the Long Live Southbank Campaign. The goal is to save the London skatepark. The bands that will feature on the record will be announced soon and the band has released the following statement.
“We’re organising a compilation of bands to help spread awareness for Long Live Southbank and their campaign to save Southbank ‘skatepark’ in London.
In early March 2013, The Southbank Centre unveiled designs for a £120 million redevelopment of its Festival Wing that revealed their plan to transform the iconic Southbank undercroft skate park into retail units. The Southbank Centre proposes to relocate the revered and popular skate park further down the river, beneath the Hungerford Bridge and build a new skate facility there.
However, the Southbank undercroft is a treasured space, known as the birthplace of British skateboarding and has been home to skateboarders, BMX riders and graffiti artists for the last 40 years. This makes the Southbank undercroft the oldest recognised and still existing skateboarding space in the world. The Southbank Centre’s proposed redevelopment site contains none of these features, has no history and lacks the unique, dynamic architecture that has made the Southbank undercroft a globally renowned street culture space.
Later in March 2013, in response to the Southbank Centre’s redevelopment and relocation plans, a petition directed towards Boris Johnson on Change.org brought the issue to national attention. The petition is still growing and has already been receiving overwhelming support, having been signed by over 56,000 people, highlighting the undercroft’s cultural importance to skateboarders as well as the rest of the British public.
Born from support of the undercroft, our campaign, Long Live Southbank, is dedicated to protecting the Southbank, as it is in its current form. We encourage this because we believe its cultural and historical status to be irreplaceable and that its unique architecture and the vitality of the thriving undercroft community should be present for future generations.
This is why we’re organising the compilation, if we can help Long Live Southbank’s campaign in any way, we’re going to do everything we can to do so.
We have had a great response to it so far with applications from some great bands and artists. We’re trying to get it released as soon as possible and will have more info as soon as possible but in the meantime you can join Long Live Southbank’s campaign by following these links and signing the petition and becoming a member to be kept up to date on the campaign..”
The band also announced that you as a band can also be featured on this compilation, if you’re interested you can mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stream of the new song can be found here.
And these are the tour dates:
Sun 30th – LONDON – Underworld (w/ H2O)
Mon 1st – NEWCASTLE – Trillians (w/H2O)
Tue 2nd – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (w/ H2O)
Wed 3rd – CARDIFF – Bogiez (w/ H2O)
Thu 4th – RUGBY – The Vault (w/ H2O)
Sun 14th – BRIGHTON – The Haunt (w/ 7Seconds)
Sun 11th – PORTSMOUTH – Edgefest
Mon 12th – LONDON – Underworld (w/ The Casualties & The Adolescents)
Sat 31st – KENT – Make A Noise Festival @ The Tap ‘n’ Tin