Five Questions With Jiants

We had a chat with Toronto based band, Jiants which is led by former pro skateboarder, Jesse Landen. The band released their album Odd Trouble in June. Now, they have unveiled a video for their newest single, “Plan”, which you can check out below.

If you want to check them out live and you’re in the Toronto area, you’re in luck! Their album release show takes place on Thursday, July 5 at The Baby G, so stop by and check that out, if you like what you hear. Find out more about Jiants in our newest segment of Five Questions With below.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure, my name is Jesse Landen. I sing and play guitar in a band called Jiants, which consists of Adam Kesk on bass, Jon Sirdevan on drums, and Joe Delfin on lead guitar.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

We are an indie/alt/jangle/pop band with a bit of a ’90s vibe. Our genre description words have turned into kind of a running joke in the band. I think that this is the best I can do at this moment, haha. Most of the songs are usually started on guitar along with a little demo, then they get worked out by the band through rehearsals and a few home studio sessions.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We do! We are playing our vinyl release show at the Baby G on July 5th. We recorded our recent record as more of a three-piece but we now perform as four. So I think our live show is basically a bigger, badder version of all the songs.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Hmmm. How about the song “Plan”? It’s new, haha.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

I also am a big fan of Canadian music so I’ll try my best to keep the list short:
Mary
Taylor Knox
Bike Thiefs
Austra
Reuben and the Dark
Dopey’s Robe
Tallies
Praises
Mimico
Joyful Joyful

Connect with Jiants:
Website
Facebook
Twitter

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.

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