Something sinister stirs on ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’, the latest track from Western Australia four-piece Tired Lion.
With every stab of 90s-nodding grunge and fuzz-drenched retro nod, the group sound like they’re surging ahead instead of looking back. This is owed in part to Sophie Hopes, whose grit-lined vocals come off like a deadly threat, no matter what she’s singing. “I don’t think you love me,” she chants, over a stockpile of rancid guitars, before launching into cheery but twisted “woo-ooh” singalong.
Back home, Tired Lion have enjoyed big success. They picked up the prestiguous triple j Unearthed Award, as well as playing Splendour in the Grass and supporting The 1975 on recent Aussie shows. Stream their new track below.
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Tired Lion will play London’s The Old Blue Last on March 28.