Premiere: Born Lion tackle suicide on new single, Sunshine

Premiere: Born Lion tackle suicide on new single, Sunshine

The new single from the Sydney band arrives ahead of a collection of tour dates through May to July.

Arriving as a product of the Sydney punk-rock circuit, rising four-piece Born Lion are doing things a little differently. Sonically, the band are one of the more genre-bending in their respective sound, bringing this guitar-driven punk-rock sound and injecting with mannerisms from many other genres - the soaring hooks of a pop single, the intimacy of subtle indie and so on - creating a sound which proves as versatile and varied as it about gets. In 2018, the band showcased this on their second album Celebrate The Lie, one that took them to Adelaide to work with Jimmy Baldertsone (Luca Brasi/High Tension/Grenadiers), the end result being a complex twelve tracks of blistering punk-rock that while deeply varied in each track, were all connected by its quick-paced, high-energy, no-holds-barred approach to the sound.

In 2019, they're back again, following up a single released in the first few weeks of the year - Bigger Than Jesus - with a new one, titled Sunshine. The Sydney band's returning single is far darker and lyrically-driven than their past work, keeping the energy and the flavour of their discography but turning it into a more emotion-driven sound led by the single's somewhat taboo theme - suicide. "The lyrics are written to read as a suicide note. The person writing the note is fine with the decision however and is ready to go. The song serves as a celebration for all that has been and for all that awaits," says vocalist/guitarist John Bowker on the track's dark meaning, which somewhat contrasts the upbeat feeling on the single musically. "I think the deaths of icons like Chris Cornell and Keith Flint, who seem almost immortal to me, triggered the theme for the song," continues Bowker.

It arrives ahead of a collection of tour dates planned for the next few months, all of which you can find below, alongside Sunshine - arriving a few days early. 

Tour Dates: 

May 11th – Dicey Riley's, Wollongong
May 26th – Frankie's Pizza, Sydney

June 7th - Stag & Hunter, Newcastle
June 8th - Vanguard, Sydney
June 9th - Rad Bar, Wollongong
June 12th - Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay
June 13th - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
June 14th - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

July 12th - Hideaway Bar @ Enmore, Sydney 
July 19th - Hideaway Bar @ Enmore, Sydney 
July 26th - Hideaway Bar @ Enmore, Sydney

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