Patch & The Giant are an enigmatic indie-folk band with geographical and musical roots from throughout the UK, featuring an intriguing union of instruments including violin, flugelhorn, accordion and mandolin.
‘Tucked somewhere between the music of Balkan enthusiasts Beirut and the rustic elegance of modern DIY folk' (Folk Radio UK), they made their festival debut in 2012 at Festibelly on the same bill as acts including Bastille and We Were Evergreen. Having spent the latter part of 2013 touring the independent festival circuit, including Green Man, LeeFest, Standon Calling and London FolkFest. 2014 has so far seen them complete their first UK tour, as main support for Keston Cobblers' Club, a live session with the legendary 'Whispering' Bob Harris and a second, 6-date UK tour in May. Returning to the festival circuit for the summer, confirmed appearances include Hop Farm, Larmer Tree festivals (with many more yet to be announced).
Voted second by Independent Music News in their global Top 50 Independent Folk Acts for 2013, Patch & The Giant's debut record, The Boatswain’s Refuge EP, was released in May 2013 and has received airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2, amongst others. The EP was produced by BBC Folk Award nominee Ben Walker and recorded at the historic Crypt Studios in north London and is available via Folkroom Records and on iTunes, Amazon and in store/online from Rough Trade.
Patch & the Giant have also been behind the thriving Sunday Fete at The Boogaloo, as band in residence, since January 2012.