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Holding Giants

Years Active 2016-2017

Genre Indie, Rock, Folk

Members Ben Barnard (vocals), Ben Bootsma (rhythm guitar), Jack Lambert (lead guitar), Calum McLaughlin (bass), Jamie Laval (drums and percussion).

Describe Your Sound

A nice mixture of indie rock, and folk rock. Influences ranging from Boy and Bear and Mumford and Sons, right up to Two Door Cinema Club.



Calum McLaughlin


The original trio formed from a Gumtree ad, a rhythm section was added when the band went to record some demos with engineer (and now bassist) Calum.


Mumford and Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Bon Iver, Timothy Nelson

Shared Bills With

Leoh, Tell The Shaman, High Glass, Kings and Queens, Platform 2, JFK, Hannah Mae

Career Highlights

Launching our Single Porcelain Dreams at Babushka Leederville in late July, with a total crowd of 115

Current Activity

Post single launch, our plans for the future include finishing recording for the upcoming as yet untitled EP (penned for a late 2017 release), and writing new material for another EP possibly next year.

Shared Members With

Jamie - Tell The Shaman Calum - (Lillium) Stargazer, Flight Street

Research conducted by: Calum McLaughlin

Releases by Holding Giants