Born Lion - Final Words LP
In just a few years these four fiercely independent gentleman have clocked up some serious wins. They’ve earned serious triple j support in the form of a thrashing for ‘D For Danger’ and ‘Good Times Jimmy’ and a main stage spot at 2013 Soundwave Sydney. A thrilling BIGSOUND showcase had Rolling Stone raving, and a national lap of the map with Aussie prog-rock icons Karnivool landed the lads in the offices of ABC Music’s boutique label FOUR|FOUR. It reads like a rock’n’roll fairytale, and this is just the first chapter…
Engineered and produced by Dave Hammer (Die! Die! Die!, Thundamentals),‘Final Words’ is the kind of reassuring sonic statement you want to hear from an acclaimed Australian act tackling their first full-length release. This 11-track beast expands on Born Lion’s no-nonsense punk’n’roll roots to feature some truly spine-shattering, sludge-dipped riffs and even introspective acoustic moments. A crowded vocal booth also sees members of Grenadiers and Gay Paris adding their rugged charm to a handful of the album’s many monstrous vocal hooks. They’ve truly come out swinging with bold album opener ‘Break The Curse’ which debuted on triple j’s Home & Hosed last night. Their biggest sing-along chorus to date is juxtaposed against a discordant verse and thundering outro, get around it now…
Born Lion have perfected their visceral kicking and screaming by sharing the boards with the likes of The Hives, The Bronx and Royal Blood, carefully crafting their own high energy, intelligent spin on the classic punk rock mantra of “three chords and the truth”.
Release date: 2015
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