The Given Things started life in 2012 as a group of mates who were in between bands that just wanted to play music that was more than anything, fun. The philosophy from the get go was ‘Stop trying to please everyone else and just please yourself’.
Hailing from Brisbane and featuring ex members from The Butterfly Effect and the Kate Miller-Heidke band, the chemistry was instantaneous…
All of this has lead to bunch of rollicking, sexy, dirty rock songs featuring big riffs layered with big vocals. Queen meets Queens of the Stone Age if you will. Comparisons have also been drawn with Alice in Chains and Clutch. After recording with Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Tex Perkins) in March, the guys launched their debut EP to a sold-out Crowbar in April.
The incendiary live show will be on full display this July when the guys launch the EP around the country –
July 05 – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
w/ Bare Bones, I, The Hunter and True Gentlemen
July 06 – The Cambridge, Newcastle
w/ I, The Hunter, Let The Number Be X
July 11 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide
w/ Sleep Parade, Red Light Sound
July 12 – The Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy
w/ The Charge, From The Ashes
July 13 – Westernport Hotel, San Remo
w/ Sleep Parade, From The Ashes
With their collective achievements and experience, The Given Things are on the rise…
The Given Things are – Clint Boge (vocals), Glenn Esmond and Nathan Moore (guitars), Steve Pope (drums) and Brenton Page (bass)