Tired Lion Dumb Days Album CoverOn Dumb Days, Tired Lion have created a piece of work that will sit comfortably as one of the most rounded, complete debut records to be released in Australia.

Whether frontwoman Sophie Hopes is screaming about the dissatisfaction of monotony in opener Japan, wondering wild-eyed on Cilantro (don’t even start me on the devil’s herb coriander), or fighting frustrations on I’ve Been Trying, her relatable lyrics form the backbone of the album – the grunge-laden riffs, high-powered drums and thumping basslines just take the record to another level.

Enlisting Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam to carry production duties with WA music legend Dave Parkin has given the record the familiarity of VS’ Hungry Ghost and the huge highs of WACO – and just like Mansfield’s favourite sons it won’t be long until Tired Lion are headlining festivals and ruling the Australian music scene.

Dumb Days is out September 15 via Dew Process.

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