- 11 May 20
The indie band hope to play one last show, however the circumstances of Covid-19 may hinder that opportunity.
Indie-folk band Brave Giant have officially split up, according to a statement on their Twitter page. The four-piece, established in 2014, released their debut album White, Pink & Blue to critical acclaim in late 2019, even earning a No. 1 spot on the Independent Irish Charts.
Their end as a band comes amicably, writing that the initial spark they had to create music had dimmed. "When we went back to writing new material at the beginning of the year, we just didn't have that spark or energy that we have always had and collectively we came to the decision that we could call it a day. There has been no fall out or fighting, but collectively we have given our lives to the band, some of us for the best part of a decade, and that meant putting our lives on hold individually, and we each want to explore other avenues while we are still young and while we still can."
Brave Giant's success reached a new peak last November, when they played a sold-out show in Dublin's iconic Olympia Theatre. They'd also played some of the country's other most renowned venues and festivals such as Whelan's 3Arena, Croke Park, Electric Picnic and Longitude. Their success even brought them to a performance on the Late Late Show and some festival slots in the UK and US.
The group planned to do one last show to mark their end, however the circumstances of Covid-19 may impede that opportunity. They write that they remain hopeful that they'll get the chance to play one final show.
Revisit Hot Press' 2019 interview with the band here and read their full statement on Twitter below:
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— Brave Giant (@BraveGiantBand) May 8, 2020