Put a tattoo artist, a videographer and a lifeguard on a stage together, throw in a crate of Relentless and you'll get a trio that are at the cutting edge of British post-punk.
The sound and energy created by I, The Lion when let loose on stage astounds audiences, comparing them to acts double their size. The balance of catchy hooks against brutal drums and roaring guitars sets these guys apart from other artists, reassembling between 'old' and 'new' Biffy Clyro.
Starting in 2010 when Chris Evans (Vocals/Bass) joined with Elliot Withers (Guitar/Vocals) while at University and began writing together. After only a couple of shows people recognized how well the two wrote together and soon enlisted Nath Priday (Drums/Vocals) to complete the group. With over 1000 downloads of their debut EP in its first month alone, they knew they had stumbled onto a winning formula together.
Their latest EP Tides and Tales came out in May 2013 and has proven to be a hit among their loyal fan base. From the sing-along anthemic opener 'We Built The Ocean', through to the brutally epic closer 'Morgs Is A Superhero', Evans' cryptic vocal story telling ties with the music beautifully.
The band have been away writing and recording their new EP Run with Jason Wilson (Fightstar, Reuben, BlakFish, Ghost of a Thousand), which is due out mid 2014. Their new single is being released for free on February.
There are few bands who can capture such a broad market, I, The Lion have managed to apply themselves to audiences they didn't know could be captured. Along with their unmissable live show which is like a condensed stadium show, they are one band worth following for years to come.
Chris Evans: Bass/VoxElliot Withers: Guitar/VoxEddie: Drums/Vox