After a huge 2016 that saw them 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.
According to Hopes, the pandemonium on screen wasn’t all play either.
“There were a couple of times where people chipped their teeth, got elbowed in the eye, I got my hair pulled out pretty hard and I was left with a couple of bruises, but it was all to make a good video,” she laughs. “I think we’ve also realised now Ethan has an allergy to duck feathers.”
The release of ‘Agoraphobia’ couldn’t have been timed more perfectly, with the band set to embark on a national tour supporting Brisbane rock heavy weights 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. Click the links for ticket and festival info.
‘Agoraphobia’ is available to stream and buy now via Dew Process / UMA here.
Pre-order the limited edition signed ‘Agoraphobia’ / ‘Not My Friends’ 7″ Vinyl here.
Violent Soho National Tour October/November 2016 Supported by The Bronx, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – tix availabile from www.violentsoho.com Friday, 28th October 2016 Riverstage, Brisbane (Licensed/All Ages) Saturday, 29th October 2016 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed/All Ages) Monday, 31st October 2016 Festival Hall, Melbourne (Licensed/All Ages) Friday, 4th November 2016 AEC Theatre, Adelaide (Licensed/All Ages) Saturday, 5th November 2016 Red Hill Auditorium, Perth (Licensed/All Ages)
Tired Lion Festival Schedule 2016/2017 The Grass Is Greener Saturday, 15th October 2016 Fogarty Park, Cairns Sunday, 16th October 2016 Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay Tix and info
The Plot Saturday, 19th November 2016 Parramatta Park, Parramatta Tix and info Southbound Wednesday, 28th December 2016 Busselton, WA Tix and info
Falls Friday, 30th December 2016 Lorne, Vic Saturday, 31st December 2016 Marion Bay, Tas Monday, 2nd January 2017 Byron Bay, NSW