Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed ‘Adolescence’ EP last year, Sophie and the Giants are kicking off 2019 with their first ever headline European tour.
The Sheffield based band have been honing their live skills supporting everyone from Yonaka to Tom Grennan across the UK and Europe, and now they’re bringing their high energy brand of alternative pop to stages in the UK and Europe.
“Doing our own European Tour is a huge step for us and something we thought we’d only dreamt of” Sophie explains. “After having such an incredible 2018, we’re more than itching to go and can’t wait to meet all the amazing people who are/have been supporting us.”
Sophie and the Giants are practitioners of innovative, left-leaning pop: a raw fusion of the band’s collective influences, which range from the likes of Wolf Alice and Blondie to Jamie T. The band was formed by Sophie (vocals and guitar), Chris Hill (drums), Bailey Stapledon (bass) and Toby Holmes (guitar) while all four of them were still at college.
Shortly after graduation, they moved to their adoptive hometown of Sheffield where they’ve been refining their intense, life-affirming sound.
With new music and more live shows to come, 2019 seems set to be this band’s year.