“Music has always been there: through the darkest days and the best ones. It keeps you going regardless of what happens in life.”
Heralding from Seattle, the birthplace of grunge, they’re highly aware of the chequered history of guitar music, and want to do their bit to put it right. Naked Giants’ live shows are renowned, not just for the band’s explosive energy, but also the overriding feeling of security and inclusivity.
Frontman Grant Mullen has been known to stop mosh pits that have gotten out of hand, and frequently checks-in to ensure everyone in the crowd is comfortable. The band are environmentally conscious and do their best to minimise the ecological downsides of touring.
"Rock history is full of violence, racism, exploitation, misogyny... the list goes on way too long. We’re fortunate to be in an era where young bands are taking it upon themselves to be more than just entertainment — a force for good."
“Positive change comes very slowly and is cyclical at that… the most we can do is to take every opportunity for positive movement and help others see they can do the same.”