LIVE REVIEW - Tired Lion @ Crowbar Brisbane


West coast four piece Tired Lion gave Crowbar Brisbane quite the show on Friday night.


When you have not one, but two, people elect to crowd surf in a basement venue, then know you have made it.


Kicking things off was Melbourne rockers LOSER. The trio have quite the resume, including talent from The Smith Street Band and The Bennies. It is easy to understand why the boys cite Nirvana and Weezer as their inspirations as their sound is pure perfected grunge.


'Don’t Leave Me’ and ‘Lazy’from their new album were performed, along with early 2018 self-titled track 'Loser'.


The boys have a new film clip out for their latest song, and coincidentally the last of their set, ‘Vacation', check it out below:




Perhaps it was just a miscommunication but the 9.30pm start time for Tired Lion was not strictly adhered to. They didn't make their way onto stage till just after 10pm, leaving a lot of time for punters to load up on beer. And load they did.


The set included all of the favorites, like 'I Don't Think You Like Me' and back to back tracks 'Fresh' and 'Dumb Days; from their 2017 (similarly titled)album Dumb Days. Lead singer Sophie screamed into the mic and gave the excited fans exactly what they wanted and more.


We did a short review of late 2018 release 'With or Without', and described it as the perfect concoction of 90's nostalgia and Aussie grunge. Let me tell you, it's even better live. It is a great track to listen to, but an even greater track to experience. Being squashed up against a bunch of sweaty strangers in a basement while singing along to this tune is exactly the way it was meant to be experienced.


Two brave fans, on separate occasions, decided it would be a good idea to crowd surf, and lasted surprisingly long propped up by their mates and strangers alike.


When all is said and done, the sharing of sweat and avoidance of a foot to the face, made for a great show. There is definitely more to come from these guys, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.