Sophie and the Giants

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Sophie and the Giants
OriginSheffield, United Kingdom.
GenresIndie pop
Years active2015–present
LabelsEMI Records
Websitewww.sophieandthegiants.com
Members
  • Sophie Scott (singer)
  • Toby Holmes (guitar)
  • Antonia Pooles (bass)
  • Chris Hill (drums)

Sophie and the Giants, also abbreviated as SATG,[1] is an English music group founded in Sheffield[2] in 2015.[3]

History

Formation and early years (2015–2018)

The group was founded by singer Sophie Scott: at first, the only goal of the band was just to practise music with the help of amateur musician friends,[1] but in the spring of 2017[4] Scott decided to involve drummer Chris Hill, bassist Bailey Stapledon and guitarist Toby Holmes, who were three fellow students at the Guildford Music College at the time,[5][6] to "take this more seriously and be like a proper band".[1]

They later moved to Sheffield, where they started playing at gigs, mixing Cover versions of Supertramp and Chris Isaak with original songs.[4] April 2018 saw the release of their first single, Monsters, followed by the Adolescence EP in October, which included the songs Bulldog, Space Girl and Waste My Air.[7]

Success (2019–present)

SATG started 2019 by playing for BBC Radio Sheffield on 12 January;[8] on 15 March, they released the new single The Light,[4] which was chosen by Codemasters for the trailer of the then-forthcoming racing game Grid.[9] The song was also used by Vodafone for advertising in Germany.[10]

In early June, Antonia Pooles replaced Stapledon.[4] Later that summer, the band played at the Reading and Leeds Festivals[11] and at Glastonbury Festival.[12][13] A new single, Break the Silence, was released in August,[4] followed by Runaway in November,[14] and in December SATG played again for BBC Radio Sheffield, this time live from Maida Vale Studios.[15]

In early 2020, SATG worked with German DJ Purple Disco Machine on the song Hypnotized, which was finally released on 8 April,[16] and the sound of which was heavily inspired by the italo disco music genre.[17] Hypnotized was very successful across Europe, particularly in Italy, where it was awarded three platinum records;[18] it was followed by the new single Right Now, released in February 2021.[19][18] Sophie and the Giants collaborated with Italian singer Michele Bravi on the song "Falene" with Sophie singing in Italian. The song was released on 18th June by Universal Music.[20]

Members

Current line-up

  • Sophie Scott – vocals (2015–present)
  • Antonia Pooles – bass guitar (2019–present)
  • Toby Holmes – guitar (2017–present)
  • Chris Hill – drums (2016–present)

Former members

  • Bailey Stapledon – bass (2017–2019)

Discography

EP

  • Adolescence (2018)

Singles

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sophie and the Giants Interview". Ramble on Records. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Bedroomdisco | Musik, Reviews, Konzerte, Film, Live, Buch, Kultur" (in German). Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. ^ allthingsjaxblogs (1 November 2015). "**Introducing Sophie Scott from Sophie & The Giants**". JaxMusic. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Sophie And The Giants – talent waiting to break big!". Brighton and Hove News. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  5. ^ Coates, Tom. "Live: Sophie and the Giants at The Leadmill | Forge Today". Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Interview: Sophie and the Giants rise up on new track 'Break The Silence' | Gigwise". www.gigwise.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  7. ^ Ellwood-Hughes, Pip. "Sophie and the Giants release debut EP Adolescence". Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  8. ^ "BBC Music introducing in Sheffield – Sophie And The Giants". BBC. Retrieved 17 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "RACE FOR GLORY IN FIRST GRID® GAMEPLAY TRAILER". Codemasters. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  10. ^ ""The Light" von Sophie and the Giants". Featured (in German). 2 September 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Here Are The Stage Times For Reading & Leeds 2019". Kerrang!. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  12. ^ Phitzgerard (17 February 2020). "MUSIC: INTRODUCING SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS". fword. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  13. ^ "What's Your Band Called, Mate? Get to know Sophie and The Giants | NME". NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Sophie and the Giants prove they're the indie pop band of the future with 'Runaway' | Gigwise". www.gigwise.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  15. ^ "BBC Music introducing in Sheffield – Sophie and The Giants – Maida Vale Studios Special". BBC. Retrieved 17 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ TG24, Sky. "Purple Disco Machine, 'Hypnotized' è disco di platino". tg24.sky.it (in Italian). Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Purple Disco Machine: "Con 'Hypnotized' ho scatenato la voglia di Italo Disco Anni 80"". Tgcom24 (in Italian). Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  18. ^ a b "'Right Now' – Sophie and The Giants". TotalNtertainment. 12 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Sophie and the Giants long for a better 'Right Now' on new single | Gigwise". www.gigwise.com. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  20. ^ Facts, Radio. "SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS COLLABORATE WITH MICHELE BRAVI - Radio Facts". Retrieved 11 September 2021.