Fat Controller & Sailor Jerry
TIRED LION with Diet & Madura Green Tickets
9:00pm, Fri 16 March, 2018
Fat Controller, ADELAIDE, SA
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Tired Lion with special guest Diet & Madura Green play a one-off Adelaide show March 16th
With Adelaide missing out on their current Dumb Days national tour, Fat Controller & Sailor Jerry are proud to present Tired Lions for their only upcoming Adelaide date.
"With every stab of 90s-nodding grunge and fuzz-drenched retro nod, the group sound like they're surging ahead instead of looking back." - NME
"Sophie Hopes's vocals carry the meaty riffs perfectly as they swing between anthemic and a more punk-styled in your face delivery." - Pilerats
"An onslaught of crunchy riffs that are buoyed by strategically placed breathing space." - Stereogum
Rising Perth rockers, Tired Lion, are primed to make the next big move of their career with the announcement today that they will release their highly-anticipated debut album later in the year, as well as return to tour the UK.
The band - Sophie Hopes, Matt Tanner, Nick Vasey and Ethan Darnell - announced on social media yesterday that they will commence recording their debut album this week and that they have enlisted the expertise of producer and local rock figurehead in his own right, Luke Boerdam of Violent Soho frontman fame to man the boards for the album. Boerdam also announced the pairing on his socials yesterday, saying "..." The two parties formed a bond last year when Tired Lion supported Violent Soho on their national Australian tour, alongside The Bronx and Luca Brasi. It will be the first time in his career that Boerdam has taken the reigns as the producer for another band.
The album has already been heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the '50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017', thanks to the fact that, "over the past two years Perth's Tired Lion have slowly transformed into one of Australia's most promising punk acts."
That news stands alongside the announcement that the band are set to perform on the Great Escape line up in May, before performing their first headline show at The Old Blue in London on Tuesday, March 28. This round of UK shows follow on from recent profiles of the band by legendary UK music outlets NME ('New Music of The Day: Tired Lion - 'I Don't Think You Like Me'') and Kerrang! (...), who have heralded Tired Lion as one of the key acts to keep an eye on in 2017.
Both announcements mark what will be a huge year for the former Unearthed J Award winners, who had a huge 2016 that saw them dominate the airwaves with the breakout singles, 'Not My Friends' and 'Agoraphobia'; triumphantly tour Europe playing the likes of Latitude and Glastonbury festivals; return home and perform barnstorming festival sets at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Southbound, The Plot, Grass Is Greener and Yours & Owls, as well as the national Violent Soho tour; and sign with US booking agency AGI (whose roster includes the likes of The Strokes and Metallica).