Tired Lion – “Not My Friends” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tired Lion make songs that are meant to reach the back rows of crowds, a necessary talent considering the amount of festivals the Australian four-piece are scheduled to play this coming summer. “Not My Friends,” the band’s latest single, is an onslaught of crunchy riffs that are buoyed by strategically placed breathing space. “They’re not my friends/ The start is the end,” enigmatic leader Sophie Hopes’ scratchy voice cycles through the same phrase, digging into new intonations each go around. Listen below.

Tour Dates:
05/19 Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
05/20 Brisbane, Australia @ Brightside
05/21 Sydney, Australia @ Newtown Social Club
05/27 Adelaide, Australia @ Fat Controller
05/28 Perth, Australia @ Capitol
06/23 Lille, France @ Antifest
06/24 Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/25 Tuttlingen, Germany @ Hurricane Southside Festival
06/26 Pilton, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury
06/30 Norrköping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival
07/02 St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air Festival
07/04 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic @ Rock For People Festival
07/06 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Stroomhuis
07/08 Withington, UK @ 2000Trees Festival
07/09 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Calling
07/10 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
07/11 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
07/12 Glasgow, UK @ Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
07/13 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow
07/14 London, UK @ The Lexington
07/15 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
07/16 Steventon, UK @ Truck Festival
07/17 Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/24 Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass

Tired Lion’s debut EP, Figurine, is out now in Australia and will be re-released in the US on 6/24 via Dew Process.

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