Share video for new single ‘Not My Friends’
Debut EP ‘Figurine’ out 24th June on Island/Dew Process
UK tour and festival dates announced, including Glastonbury and Latitude
“The best recreation of the Friends intro scene you’ll ever see” Beat
“Packed with surges of undeniable energy in its grungy riffs… they channel a wild confidence that doesn’t back down” NME
“Onslaught of crunchy riffs that are buoyed by enigmatic leader Sophie Hopes’ scratchy voice”Stereogum
“We’re all about the raw honesty and keeping the guitars loud” Tired Lion
In stark contrast to the thundering riffs and heavy lyric material on their new single ‘Not My Friends’, Tired Lion aren’t concerned with taking themselves too seriously in their new video for the anthemic heavy hitter.
The clip sees the Perth grunge rock four-piece – Sophie Hopes, Matt Tanner, Ethan Darnell andNick Vasey – recreating iconic scenes and intros from legendary TV shows from the late ’90s and early ’00s, including Friends, That ’70s Show, The Office, Home Improvement, Scrubs, Seinfeldand Conan.
The single – taken from the band’s debut Figurine EP out 24th June via Island/Dew Process – is one of the band’s most emotionally raw and open writing efforts, Front woman Sophie Hopes has explained that the song was inspired by a period in her life where she felt she lost her identity and attached herself to negative influencers.
“I have never been inclined to go to extreme lengths to ‘fit in’ but at this time in my life I was so desperate to latch on to anything that made me feel like it was worth existing,” she says.
“I eventually cut my losses, dropped the toxic people who appeared to be so pleasant to my face and moved on into a direction I chose for myself. I’m a lot happier being the outsider these days and I guess this was the song that justified the change.”
Back home in Australia with killer singles ‘Suck’ and ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’, Tired Lion wontriple j’s influential Unearthed Award, and owned the main stage at Splendour In The Grass, claiming the WAMI for Best Rock Song, as well as supporting The 1975 on their Australian tour.
Tired Lion make their debut Glastonbury Festival performance on the John Peel Stage this summer. They’ll also be heading to Southampton, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham andManchester, as well as playing Latitude Festival, Liverpool Calling Festival, Truck Festival and2000 Trees Festival.
Catch them in London at The Lexington on 14th July
TIRED LION 2016 UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
23rd June – ANTIfest, Paris
24th June – Hurricane Festival, Germany
25th June – Hurricane Southside Festival, Germany
26th June – John Peel Stage, Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
30th June – Bravalla Fest
2nd July – Open Air Festival, Switzerland
4th July – Rock For People Festival, Czech Republic
6th July – Stroomhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands
8th July – 2000 Trees Festival
9th July – Liverpool Calling Festival
10th July – Joiners, Southampton
11th July – Bodega, Nottingham
12th July – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow
13th July – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
14th July -The Lexington, London
15th July – Gullivers, Manchester
16th July – Truck Festival
17th July – Latitude Festival