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Sad Lovers & Giants are a rock band from Watford, England who formed in 1981. Their sound blends post-punk, folk and psychedelia and has seen them described as ‘a pastoral Pink Floyd’.

The band’s members have included Garçe (vocals), Tristan Garel-Funk (who went on to form The Snake Corps) (guitar), Tony McGuinness (now part of the trance trio Above & Beyond) (Guitar), Cliff Silver (bass), Ian Gibson (bass), David Wood (keyboards and saxophone), Juliet Sainsbury (keyboards) and Nigel Pollard (drums & percussion) Will Hicks (keyboards).

The original line up produced two albums, Epic Garden Music and Feeding the Flame, but split up in 1984 on the verge of commercial success. They returned in 1987 after a personnel change and released The Mirror Test album. There followed the albums Headland and Treehouse Poetry before the demise of Midnight Music and then later Melting in the Fullness of Time on Voight-Kampff Records. E-mail From Eternity, a ‘best of’ compilation was released in 1996.

Sad Lovers & Giants are currently writing and recording a new album and are playing live dates around Europe.

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  • thelionrampant

    the post-punk pink floyd?

    22 Jun 7:11pm Reply
  • jakester18

    Feeding the Flame

    29 Mar 3:48am Reply
  • PerraSuicida

    <3

    18 Mar 5:26am Reply
  • Flandre-chan

    Great band.

    13 Mar 5:00pm Reply
  • FukitGuggenheim

    i have moments

    23 Feb 10:52pm Reply
  • Jaina999

    Прохладные пацаны.

    10 Jan 11:41am Reply
  • sonofawidow

    count me in as another baffled by the PF comparison. i see far more in common with Lowlife, Chameleons, and especially For Against.

    6 Jan 7:52pm Reply
  • Finnegannon

    I've never understood that "pastoral Pink Floyd" line. Maybe just an enthusiastic fan making grand connections? I'm sure we've all done it ;) It's still a stupid line, though :\

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • spacemangraig

    Colourless Dream.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • yellowrocker

    who described them as 'a pastoral pink floyd'? helen keller?

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Amrabart

    that Pink Floyd comparison makes no sense whatsoever

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Luis_Bat

    Post-Punk de alto nivel.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
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    a rustic Rolling Stones, a countryside Cream, an agrarian Alan Parsons.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
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    An agricultural Doors, a bucolic Bunnymen, a rural Zombies, a pre-industrial Small Faces...

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
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    21 May 2013 Reply
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    17 May 2013 Reply
  • flexmens

    just discovered them, a bit late :-) but i like their 1st 2 albums !!

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • celybandolero

    OMG THE SAX.

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mazahaka_a

    One of the best post-punk's groups ever <3

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Truly miles ahead of their time

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
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