Adam Kirk of Capital Chaos TV talks with Vocalist Justin Johnson of Gift Giver @ Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California
GIFT GIVER is the latest uncompromising, no-fucks-given gang of hard-living party animals to emerge from one of the world’s most notorious urban landscapes, Detroit. Alice Cooper, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges and iconoclastic controversy magnet Madonna are just a few of the firebrand rabble-rousers birthed in the fertile soil of Michigan, which famously gave the world the middle-fingers waving Eminem and Kid Rock, as well.
GIFT GIVER’s debut album, SHITLIFE, is the appropriate thematic continuation of the topics touched upon on their self-released EP, Daddy Issues. Gift Giver makes music for the disenfranchised, the dispossessed, people who’ve struggled against the hardships of daily life, from the working class to the white collar, the affluent to the downtrodden. The band is named for the street slang description of someone who sleeps around, unprotected, despite being riddled with STDs. Their music is equally grimy and brash.