After what was an auspicious introduction, Born Lion have made their return with new single ‘Evil K‘, some tour dates to launch it, and announced an October release for their forthcoming and second studio album titled ‘Celebrate The Lie‘.
Produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension, Grenadiers) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard), lead single ‘Evil K‘ combines hard-hitting, razor-sharp punk’n’roll with unapologetic monstrous pop-hooks, taking cues from the likes of staple influences The Bronx, Converge and Queens of the Stone Age.
Front man John Bowker describes the creative process behind ‘Evil K‘.
“Evil K was the first song we wrote with our new drummer, Andres. It was such an exciting time and this song felt like the start of something really special. I penned the lyrics after watching a late night doco on these ageing stuntmen whose childhood hero was ‘Evel Knievel’.“
Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave Festival competition, Born Lion have put out multiple singles, and their 2015 debut album ‘Final Words‘ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album.
In the live arena, the band have traversed the countryside multiple times on their own headline tours and supporting the likes of The Hives, The Bronx, Royal Blood, Marmozets and Karnivool.
To celebrate the release of ‘Evil K‘ the quartet will head out on an East Coast run performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Dates below.
In the coming weeks, Born Lion, will reveal an accompanying music video for the single. You’ll be able to pick up the single via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers this Friday August 18th through Four/Four.
15th – Waywards, Sydney [18+] w/ Rad Island + Particles
23rd – The Reverence Hotel, Footscray [18+] w/ Rad Island + Ships Piano
30th – The Flamin Galah, Brisbane [18+] w/ Radolescents + Beth Lucas & Band
—> All shows free entry.
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