An ode to their native Seattle is the general meaning of the new track from Naked Giants. Called Sluff, the word is subject to some conjecture, and in its accompanying video Seattle artists showcase through their own original art what it means to them. With it though, is the very essence of Seattle – the epicentre of grunge, heavy guitars, loneliness, overcast skies, the 90’s, and that is something the band tapped in to. “We tried to write a song which captured the feeling of all these things,” explains guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen. “People have defined SLUFF as the black gunk which builds up on Dr. Martens boots in the winter, the act of shrugging something off as if you don’t really care about it, or even an acronym for our newest Seattle neighbours, South Lake Union Fuck Faces (a reference to the tech bros who have infiltrated Seattle in recent years). This is our tribute to the city which raised us. “
The track is this gloriosly messy, pixies-esque slice of alt-rock, all scuzzy guitar riffs and singalong choruses. It’s the title track from the bands debut album, out on April 14th via New West Records.
Check out the video, here
Formed in 2014, Naked Giants became members of Car Seat Headrest’s newly expanded 7-piece live band and will also support Car Seat Headrest with their own sets on their worldwide tour this May, stopping in the UK at the following shows below.
Pre-order Naked Giants’ debut album, SLUFF from https://store.newwestrecords.com/collections/naked-giants-sluff.
See Naked Giants on tour appearing with Car Seat Headrest at the following dates:
May 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
May 18 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
May 19 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
May 21 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2
May 22 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
May 23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse