Where are they now? I mean literally – where are they? Small Time Giants were always one of my favorite live acts in Aarhus. They were one of the first bands on the circuit when I started working in live events locally, that seemed like they could play anywhere and still bring down the house. STG are of course comprised of 3 guys with native Greenlandic heritage and one very lucky dane – to form a little band that makes big music. You can call it whatever you want, but their mix of classic 2000s indie (ala Death Cab or Placebo) and timeless gen-x stadium-ready rock (U2, Coldplay) just pulls at one’s heart strings. Here we see them (or don’t actually) making a beautiful video in Greenland somewhere (on a nice summer day?) where they often tour or reside from erstwhile being transplanted Copenhageners.
Here’s their latest video: “3-9-6-0“; a slow building heartfelt dirge set with arpeggio-laced synth steel drums (because when you think of Greenlandic indie rock, you hear steel drums right?) and passionately delivered vocals by lead singer, Miki Jensen. The tune builds and spills love and light all over the place, but the real star of the show is the stunning video that pieces together vintage super .8 footage and modern cinematography (complete with a lovely native girl flying around a cabin) to just give the piece a huge feel. Inuuteq Storch did an amazing job with both a sonic and visual palette. I’ll be looking this person up here in a minute…
So I know Russia wants the north pole and so does Denmark – but in the event that a miracle takes place and the North Pole does become part of DK – I hereby elect Small Time Giants as headliners for the first festival up there. I’m confident the beer will be cold too.
Until then – watch this, download the album, and catch them live at Uhørt Festival on 8/8 in CPH – you won’t regret it.