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Tired Lion

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | MAJOR

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Alternative


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"Pull quotes"

“An onslaught of crunchy riffs that are buoyed by strategically placed breathing space.” – Stereogum

“While mostly packed with surges of undeniable energy in its grungy riffs and weighty bass, there’s an unsuspecting ambiance that shines through.” – NME

“A grunge powerhouse; reeling you in with melodic breathing space and bright hooks before slapping you in the face with pounding drums and blaring distortion.” – Pilerats - Stereogum / NME / Pilerats

"Tired Lion / Week Ending 19/06/15"

Triple J Unearthed Winners Tired Lion To Play Splendour 2015
TheMusic.com.au | 19/06/15 09:59
Perth outfit Tired Lion have been announced as the winners of the triple j Unearthed competition and subsequently will perform at next month's Splendour In The Grass

triple J Unearthed announce Splendour competition winners
Happy | 19/06/15 09:51
Thanks to triple J Unearthed, two more acts will be joining the crew for 2015’s Splendour in the Grass to join the likes of Florence + The Machine, Blur, Peking Duk and more.

triple j Unearthed announce Splendour In The Grass comp winners
ABC [Triple J] | 18/06/15 17:40
Two more artists are joining the Splendour In The Grass line-up today thanks to triple j

Two New Acts Join The Splendour In The Grass 2015 Lineup
Music Feeds | 18/06/15 16:47
The huge Splendour In The Grass 2015 lineup has just grown even bigger with the addition of the winners of triple j‘s annual Unearthed

Tired Lion and Skegss are now also on the Splendour line up
Project U | 18/06/15 11:23
Two triple j Unearthed acts have been announced for Byron’s Splendour In The Grass and they did a pretty good job of picking.

Like A Version: Tired Lion - Saramona Said
ABC [Triple J] | 16/06/15 22:01
22 May 2015 Perth's Tired Lion had an amazing year so far, packed to the brim with touring and award-wins, and this morning's Like A Version was just another example of them going from strength to

Tired Lion – Suck
Casual Band Blogger | 15/06/15 09:44
If the band name Tired Lion doesn’t sound familiar to you now, it’s about to.

Top 25 Songs of 2015 (So Far)
It's My Kind of Scene | 14/06/15 11:49
Are we really almost halfway through 2015? Yes. Yes, we are. And it's around this time we start looking back on the music we've heard so far this year and deliver unto you our 25 favourite songs of 2015... so far.

Splendour In The Grass 2015 Lineup Gets Two New Acts
Tone Deaf | 19/06/15 11:56
Not that the Splendour In The Grass 2015 lineup needed the help or anything, but Triple J Unearthed have just gone ahead and thrown two more utterly awesome bands into the mix – rising Perth favourites Tired Lion and Byron Bay’s own

Tired Lion - Suck
Pop HRT | 17/06/15
Nock… It’s not particularly a genre which I know much of or one that I’ll listen to on the regular. But I know what I like and I like Tired Lion, so I guess my tastes in music must be changing a little. - Various

"Tired Lion / Week Ending 12/06/15"

British India: Live Review
Forte | 11/06/15 12:20
The Wool Exchange, Geelong May 30 Supports: Tired Lion and Grenadiers Reviewed and photographed by Amanda Sherring Attending a British India gig almost seems to be a requirement for all Geelong locals, and while I havent attended all of their stops in Geelong, I feel this was the

Perth Press | 06/06/15 16:41
Image thanks to Rachael Barrett Interviewed by: Stephanie Main Answered By: Ethan Darnell (drums) . For people who have been living under a rock, who are Tired Lion?

Hear new music from Highasakite, Tired Lion, Golden Features, Koi Child, Beirut
ABC [Triple J] | 06/06/15 16:28
Just in time for winter, Highasakite have gifted us with a brand new single, another gorgeous indie lullaby titled ''Keep That Letter

Perth Press | 06/06/15 03:07
Image thanks to Rachael Barrett Interviewed By Stephanie Main Answered By: Ethan Darnell (drums) . For people who have been living under a rock, who are Tired Lion?

Getting to know...
Frankie Magazine | 01/06/15

Beat | 10/06/15

RTRFM - Sound Selection ("Suck" added)
RTRFM | 08/06/15

897FM - "Suck" added to WA Nights
897FMs | 08/06/15 - Various

"Tired Lion / Week Ending 6/5/15"

9 Massive Local Tours You Cant Afford To Miss
Tone Deaf | 05/06/15 12:19
Winter is finally upon us, but that doesnt mean that the constant stream of awesome local tours were lucky enough to enjoy in this country

Tired Lion Dont Suck
Starving Kids | 04/06/15 22:33
There have been some mighty fine tunes coming out of Perth recently and the latest offering from Tired Lion doesnt, well, suck

9 bands bringing back the '90s
Faster Louder | 04/06/15 07:00

Check Out The Slew Of Aussies Added To Triple J Next Week
TheMusic.com.au | 03/06/15 13:22
In a win for our homegrown talent, Flume, Koi Child, Tired Lion and Big White are all among the Australian acts that will be cheering themselves on next week, when they hear their songs on triple

PREMIERE: Tired Lion Suck
TheMusic.com.au | 03/06/15 12:03
review Contrary to its title, the new single from Perth indie rockers Tired Lion is another step in the right direction

Tired Lion - I Don't Think You Like Me
Plug in, Baby | 01/06/15 16:57

British India, Tired Lion, Grenadiers
TheMusic Melbourne | 03/06/15

Your Daily SPA - 3/6/15
Your Daily SPA | 03/06/15 - Various


'For the Wolfman' (Single / Nov 2012) 

'Desperate' (Single / July 2013)

'All We Didn't Know' (EP / Oct 2013)

'Are You Listening... Listener' (Single / May 2014)

'I Don't Think You Like Me' (Single / Feb 2015)

'Suck' (Single / June 2015)

'Figurine' (EP / July 2015)

'Not My Friends' (Single / May 2015)

'Agoraphobia' (Single / October 2015)



After a huge 2016 that saw them win triple j's Unearthed Award, dominate the local airwaves with the breakout single ‘Not My Friends,’ triumphantly tour Europe playing the likes of Latitude and Glastonbury festivals, return home for one of the most barnstorming sets of this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, and sign with US booking agency AGI (whose roster includes the likes of The Strokes and Metallica) – no-one would blame Tired Lion if they took a step back for a second to let it all sink in.

However, the Perth four-piece aren't about to lift their foot off the accelerator any time soon and today release the new single ‘Agoraphobia’ one of the most powerful and personal songs you’ll hear this year. The song, which premiered on Triple J’s Good Nights with Linda program last night, takes inspiration from the panic disorder that results in an extreme fear of open or public places. The songwriting process for ‘Agoraphobia’ was a collective cathartic experience for all four members Sophie Hopes, Matt Tanner, Ethan Darnell and Nick Vasey who each have their own, unique experiences with mental illness.

“It’s something that people do experience and whether they talk about it or not is actually quite normal,” explains the band’s frontwoman Hopes.

“I remember when I was going through it I really thought there was something wrong with me and you really try and be something that you’re not at the time and the only way to fix the problem is to go, “Okay cool, so that’s a thing that I’ve got and I just need to work with it in my own way” and realise how to tackle it rather than just giving up on yourself.”

Hopes, who is known for discussing her struggles with mental health on stage and encouraging fans to not be afraid to discuss their own issues, says she is proud of this new single and optimistic it will encourage even more dialogue around the issue.

“I think the product, how it came out, made me feel like it was worth all the pain and drama. But yeah, I really want it to make people feel something.”

The band once again worked with producer Dave Parkin to build the song, who Hopes says was intrinsic to capturing the energy of their impressive live show and pressing it to wax.

“We just wanted to sound like Tired Lion,” she says of the recording process. “So I think the way Dave handled us live in the studio, we got in there and we played through the track live a couple of times getting the right feel and that was really important for us.”

The release of ‘Agoraphobia’ couldn’t have been timed more perfectly, with the band set to embark on a national tour supporting Brisbane rock heavyweights Violent Soho at the end of the month, alongside Tasmanian punks Luca Brasi and California heroes The Bronx. Tix are still on sale now, so don’t miss what is surely going to be one of the rock concert events of the year.

The band is also set to appear on festival line-ups for The Grass Is Greener in Cairns and Mackay, The Plot in Parramatta, Southbound in Perth and Falls across the country. 

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