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Rare Finds New Release // Born Lion - Drag

Rob Carroll


Sydney-based quartet, Born Lion have just unveiled tour dates and a video for ‘Drag’. It's the second track lifted from their forthcoming sophomore studio album ‘Celebrate the Lie’ (due February 16) – produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension, Grenadiers) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard).

Carried by its thunderous, dynamic rhythmic section, volcanic riffage and infectious group sing-a-longs, new cut ‘Drag’ delivers on another exciting take of abrasive and unpredictable melodic punk-rock that the band has become widely known for.

Shot in the suburbs of Sydney’s Inner-west by Paste Studios, the accompanying video keeps in line with the theme of the track, by highlighting an absurd situation, where someone is forced to pretend that everything is normal.

The candid narrative sees the protagonist (played by front man John Bowker) attend a blind band audition. It turns out, the members are chickens… mean chickens. During smoko, the lead character pulls out a chicken burger – it doesn’t go well for him after that. 

The album’s first single, ‘Evil K’ was widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Rolling Stone Australia, Music Feeds, The Music, Hysteria Magazine, radio stations FBi, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and triple j - who added the track to spot rotation.

Following on from their ‘Evil K’ headline tour, Born Lion have further traversed the countryside, sharing stages alongside Ecca Vandal, Shihad and Guttermouth. The four-piece will continue their rampage across the continent, this time teaming up with Melbourne crowd favourite’s ‘Captives’, with shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.