You may, or may not, have heard of the indie trio that is Magic Giant. Either way, you may not know the fascinating story of how the virtuosic group came to be, and how they create their music.
The group has caught attention for their single, “Set On Fire,” which charted at #4 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart after it’s release, and #1 on the world-famous KROQ’s Locals Only in their home-city of L.A.
Magic Giant consists of Austin Bisnow, Zambricki Li, & Brian Zaghi (a.k.a. Zang). Between the three musicians they play over a dozen instruments, and have decades of experience in writing, and performing.
In an exclusive interview with Magic Giant, we got the details on the formation of the group, “We all play the cello and guitar so the bar is pretty high to get in the band,” they told us.
The trio, began as a duo, with Austin Bisnow and Zambricki Li. The two had been in a band together previously, and decided to rekindle their musical relationship with a new endeavor, back in 2014. Bisnow discovered a at the time mustachioed Zaghi, playing electric bass with a mutual friend at a show. Bisnow was captivated by his skill and performing abilities, and he passed their the test.
But why stop at three members? They shared the perks of a three-man-band with XRT, “With three people you can never have a tie. Magic Giant is a true collaboration: when we are creating beats or arranging songs it’s nice to have only a few cooks in the kitchen.” Their collaboration, they say, is only strengthened by their different experiences musically, “We all have different musical backgrounds and flavors, and really strong opinions, so the three of us can individually contribute in a way that’s meaningful to the overall sound. For us, the best song and the best idea always wins. Having a tight-knit group of three really lets each member shine.”
Read the rest of my interview with Magic Giant on XRT's site here.