Tired Lion have been on our radar for a very long time and after seeing them at Shakafest at Miami Shark Bar, the anticipation for this album to drop has been massive. And after listening to it repeatedly now, we can't wait for you guys to hear it, what an incredible debut album. They have played some of the best festivals in the world all with two E.P's under their belt so you can imagine how powerful this album really is. The driving guitars will have you head banging along whiles resonating and singing to all the lyrics. Japan is a track favourite for us!
"I scream about the monotony of life that most people feel but never express,” Hopes says of her lyricism. “No matter how hard I try to bend the world my way it simply won’t budge and it’s frustrating as hell.”
Screaming that refrain of “disconnect my youth” with her trademark, uninhibited intensity, Hopes says is a release for her, and “is about trying to let go of your inner child, so you can eventually grow up, but it’s an exceedingly sad process.”
With Luke Boredom as Producer and Dave Parkin as engineer, its inevitable that this album was going to be epic.
“Boerdam’s effortless approach to producing and songwriting has led me to believe that he is in fact some sort of wizard,” admits Hopes.
“Some of these tracks are extremely personal and I’ve never even discussed them with anyone prior,” she says. “It was scary but it all managed to play a part in creating the perfect balance of sonic ear candy we were after with those added intense ‘feels’ we were hoping to deliver.
TIRED LION DUMB DAYS TOUR
Supported by Food Court and Foam
Friday, 15 Sep – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane Qld – Get Tix
Saturday, 16 Sep – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW – Get Tix
Friday, 22 Sep – Jive Venue, Adelaide SA – Get Tix
Saturday, 23 Sep – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Vic – Get Tix / Oz Tix
Friday, 29 Sep – Amplifier, Perth WA – Get Tix*
*Food Court not appearing