Giant rose from the ashes of Dump The Dummy. The band's sound was reminiscent of REM with twin female lead vocals, including Susan Kavanagh later of A House.
"REM sound" is a tad reductionist, there was more to them than that although guitarist Ken Haughton did have that REM jangly guitar sound. Joe McDonnell was the main songwriter. Other members wrote songs too.
Giant did at least one Dave Fanning Session for RTE Radio, recording four tracks. They recorded one single for EMI, released in 1989.
They changed their name to Passion Parade circa January 1990 as there was another band named Giant active in the USA. Susan Kavanagh left at this point. They were in negotiation with record companies about releasing an album but it never came to pass. Passion Parade split in July 1990.
In recent times the band members have re-established contact with each other and hope to finally release their lost album.
Ken Haughton was later in Sack Niamh currently sings with The Mosquitoes.
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