In an ironic display of support, Australians have embraced the raw energy of Tired Lion’s single “I Don’t Think You Like Me”, with the band announcing their first national headline tour.
With the track all over radio, taking out the WAMI for best rock song and the band lapping Australia no less than three times this year with shows supporting likes of Gyroscope, The 1975, Kingswood and British India, Tired Lion are spearheading Perth’s next wave of rock.
The band are launching their second EP Figurine this July and announced their first national headline tour this morning on triple j Breakfast, before blowing the minds of listeners with their ‘Like a Version’ mash-up of Violent Soho’s ‘Saramona Said’ and the Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘1979’.
Their blistering live version of “I Don’t Think You Like Me” also saw the fan favourite jump up the iTunes charts this morning ahead of its inclusion on the EP release.
Singer Sophie Hopes is Tired Lion’s secret weapon on Figurine, drawing on the tradition of strong Aussie front women to deliver a raw and hard-edged honesty backed by Matt Tanner, Ethan Darnell and Nick Vasey who’s precision and take no prisoners approach acts as the perfect yin to her yang.
Recorded with Dave Parkin (Emperors, Snowman, Karnivool) in their home town of Perth, the EP turns grunge on its head, piecing together a elements of the 90s spirit that drove Kim Gordon, Jodi Phillis and Courtney Love, into a completely modern context.
Tickets for the Figurine EP tour are available now for just $10+bf for all shows and are expected to move fast.
FIGURINE EP LAUNCH TOUR 2015
Thursday 23 July // Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday 24 July // Goodgod, Sydney
Saturday 25 July // Shebeen, Melbourne
Sunday 26 July // Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday 8 August // Amplifier, Perth