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New album - Sessions and Singles

Here's the full track-listing for the new Forest Giants double album, out on 30th October. The album will be available to pre-order in mid-October, with the now-defunct band's intended final single Are You Alright b/w Footsteps available as an immediate download to those who pre-order. The number of CD-Rs pressed will be determined by the pre-order, so this is a one-off chance to own this collection on a double pack CD. After that the album will be available only for download.

Disc 1

Turn Down, Filmstar, F.W.L, Stars (BBC Bristol Uncovered radio session), Postcards (acoustic), The Message (acoustic) (BBC 6 Music radio session)

Beards, Do You Know What I've Been Through, Oh No (Cielo Liquido radio session), Billy, Leave, Let You Know, Do You Have the Energy, Planes (Dandelion Radio session)

Disc 2

Against Nature, Wake Up, Closure, Rain, Turn Down, Star Ruby, Postcards (7"), Genius, Mr Doorman, Beards (7"), World Goes Round, So You Think You're Unhappy (single version), Gone Away, At the Dog Track, Birds, Punk Rock Attitude, Are You Alright?, Footsteps.


00:00 / 03:28

The Message - from the album Welcome to the Mid-West

Forest Giants were formed in Bristol, England by Tim Rippington (Guitar, Vocals), Jo Head (Drums) and Ruth Cochrane (Bass) in 2001. In 2003 Jo left to be replaced by former Beatnik Filmstars drummer Tom Adams, and they were joined by Paula Knight who performed vocals, violin and keyboards. Between 2003 and 2007 the band released four CDs on various labels, as well as recording four sessions for the BBC and other radio programmes and performing intermittent live gigs. The CDs were all extremely well received by the fringe music press, but by 2007 the band had lost the collective will to live, and decided that their fourth CD would be their last.

2014 will see the release of a new "Sessions and Singles" album collecting together many off-cuts and alternative versions.

00:00 / 03:40

Birds - Originally released on the "Honey, The Dog's Home" Compilation CD. To be included on the forthcoming "Sessions and Singles" album.

00:00 / 03:40

Postcards - 6 Music live session for Gideon Coe - taken from the forthcoming "Sessions and Singles" album.

00:00 / 03:23

Beards - session version for Cielo Liquido, a programme on Spanish radio - taken from the forthcoming "Sessions and Singles" album.

00:00 / 03:14

So You Think You're Unhappy - Unreleased Cherryade Single version, taken from the forthcoming "Sessions and Singles" album.

Forest Giants Discography

Against Nature

Track on the "Eleven" Compilation CD

Star Ruby

Track on the "Hopping on the West Coast" CD

See You in Heaven (live)

Track on the "Mobstar Pop Frenzy Weekend" CD


5-track CD single


7" single

In Sequence 

9-track CD

UFO Stories

7-track CD

Planes Fly Overhead

3-track CD single

Welcome to the Mid-West

11-track CD 


Track on the "Honey, the Dog's Home" CD

Things We Do When We're Bored

10-track CD + bonus CD 

Sessions and Singles

Double CD compilation     

Released 6 March 2006

- Mobstar 011

Released 1992

- Mobstar 023 

Released 2000

- Mobstar 019

Released 2001

- Mobstar 028

Released 2001

- IHS15 (Invisible Hands Music)

Released 2003

- IHCD34 (Invisible Hands Music)

Released 2004

- BreakCD005

Released 2005

- CHY003 (Cherryade Records)

Released 6 March 2006

- CHY004 (Cherryade Records)

Released 8 May 2006

WOOF2 (International Lo-Fi Underground)

Released 2007

WOOF3 (International lo-fi Underground

Released May 20007

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