Taken from their upcoming album Dumb Days, ‘Fresh’ is the brand new single from Australian four-piece Tired Lion. It follows on from previous singles ‘Agoraphobia’, ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’ and ‘Cinderella Dracula’, and it’s equal parts sensitive and aggressive – as all good grunge ballads should be.
Sophie (vocals/guitar), Matt (guitar), Ethan (drums) and Nick (bass) have a knack for writing anthemic alternative tunes, and ‘Fresh’ is no exception. The deceptively slow opening builds and builds until guitar and drums spiral in to a noise-rock cacophony, all the while Sophie’s idiosyncratic vocals drift effortlessly over the top, lamenting a heart that’s too sensitive for its own good.
The band are heading over to the UK to play a free show at The Sebright Arms on August 24th (event details here) before they tear up the stage at Reading & Leeds festivals on the bank holiday weekend. We’re big fans of these folks from down under, and we reckon you will be too after you’ve had a listen to ‘Fresh’.
Tired Lion’s debut album Dumb Days will be released on 15th September. Follow the band on Facebook for more updates.
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