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TIRED LION Summer Safari


They’ve just put a big year behind them and are now ready for the even bigger one that lies before them. We chat to guitarist Matt Tanner about the seemingly unstoppable rise of Perth’s pop-rock powerhouse, Tired Lion.

How was your 2014 overall?

2014 has been an exciting and massively changing year for us. We’ve released a music video, did our first national tour, got the opportunity to perform at the Music Matters Conference in Singapore and teamed up with Jake Snell (Monster Management) who is one of the raddest dudes going around. In more recent times we’ve signed a deal with New World Artists who are going to be taking over our bookings next year and we’ve just put the finishing touches on our second EP which we can’t wait to release. So overall I’d say busy and fulfilling.

What was the highlight of your year?

It’s hard to say: either sitting in a strip club in Singapore with The Love Junkies, watching a cover band play System Of A Down songs, or squishing into a hot tub at a Bunbury motel with Melbourne band The Sinking Teeth plus some other local randoms.

Any notable challenges the band overcame?

I think collectively we’ve all worked pretty hard together this year, the most challenging thing would probably be staying patient and waiting to release our new material. On a more personal level each of us have seen a few life changes which have been challenging but made for great song writing material.

What’s coming up for you in 2015?

Well to start the year we will be releasing our first single from the upcoming EP, which we’re pretty excited to share with everyone. Then a whole heap of touring! Firstly we head off around Australia with Tasmania’s Luca Brasi’ then once we’ve dropped our EP we plan on headlining our own national tour.

Anything else to add?

I’m really just excited for next year! Bringing out new material, music videos, touring a whole heap and writing towards a debut album. It’s going to be full on but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else, I’m sure the other lions share the same feeling.


Tired Lion support Timothy Nelson And The Infidels at the Town Of Bassendean Australia day Celebrations at Ashfield reserve on Monday, January 26. For more info, go to

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