“’Suck’ – all Nineties soft-quiet dynamics with a killer melodic twist and a hook begging to be shouted at summer festivals: ‘I’m strung out, I’m strung out, I’m strung out!’” – Rolling Stone Australia

After seizing Australian rock fans by the scruff of their necks in 2015 – winning triple j’s prestigious Unearthed Award, tearing down the main stage at Splendour In The Grass, claiming the WAMI for Best Rock Song, and supporting the likes of The 1975, Kingswood and Luca Brasi – Dew Process and UMA are tremendously proud to announce that Perth’s Tired Lion have become a part of our family of artists.

And if you think the combination Sophie Hopes, Matt Tanner, Ethan Darnell and Nick Vasey dominated 2015 off the back of killer singles like ‘Suck’ and ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’, then you’d better hold on for what’s in store for the epic year ahead.

Firstly, they’re embarking on their first ever UK/European tour – including playing the Glastonbury Festival in June. Yes, that Glastonbury. So much for, “no Aussie bands on the line-up this year.” They’ll be standing on the same hallowed stages that have filled music fans’ dreams for generations, alongside the likes of Adele, PJ Harvey, LCD Soundsystem, and Muse to name but a few. 

Secondly, they’re going to be giving fans one last chance to catch them live before their UK/Europe invasion with a whirlwind tour of Australia, including rock clubs in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and their hometown Perth, starting May 19. Tickets are on sale Thursday, April 14 at 9:00am AEST.

Tired Lion are stalking 2016 like a piece of juicy prey. We’re just happy they are letting us hang out close enough to enjoy the hunt.

Tired Lion’s debut EP Figurine is out now and available.


Tickets on sale Thursday, April 14 at 9:00am AEST
*Supported by The Hard Aches 

May 19 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
May 20 – Brisbane, Brightside
May 21 – Sydney, Newtown Social Club
May 27 – Adelaide, Fat Controller
May 28 – Perth, Capitol
June 24 – Germany, Hurricane Festival
June 25 – Germany, Hurricane Southside Festival
June 26 – UK, Glastonbury Festival
June 30 – Sweden, Bravalla Festival
July 2 – Switzerland, Open Air Festival      
July 4 – Czech Republic, Rock For People Festival
July 6 – Netherlands, Eindhoven, Stroomhuis
July 8 – UK, 2000Trees Festival
July 9 – UK, Liverpool Calling Festival
July 12 – UK, Glasgow, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
July 13 – UK, Birmingham, Rainbow
July 14 – UK, London, Lexington
July 15 – UK, Manchester, Gullivers
July 16 – UK, Truck Festival
July 17 – UK, Latitude Festival