With the distinctive howling wail of singer Matt Drenik and guitarist Austin Kalman
proving to be one of the best upcoming guitarists, Lions slam together a booze soaked Texas sized boogie ala ZZ Top and a fury of pounding rhythms and grooves
reminiscent of early Soundgarden. Take those ingredients and toss in a group of guys who look, sound and play like a pack of golden misfits rising from the mystery of the south, and you’ve got Lions. They create a blend of chaotic riffage, artful noise, melodic interludes, and revolutionary attitude with a live show that has been described as “furious” with “a full-frontal assault” that will leave you “half-deaf and disoriented.”
Formed in the summer of 2005, Austin, TX’s Lions have been receiving coast-to-coast praise since their inception and original release of “No Generation” in 2007. With heavy touring and unrelenting will to rule harder than anyone else, the band’s endless hustle has been garnering them a massive underground fan base solidified by the fact that Lions were the only unsigned band to be featured on Guitar Hero 3.
Along with touring the States in support of the Toadies and Local H in 2008, they’ve shared the stage with bands such as The Supersuckers, The Misfits, Valient Thorr, DMBQ, Russian Circles, Mike Watt, The Meatmen, Daughters, Nebula, Early Man, and Fu Manchu.
Lions took the 2008 High Times Magazine “Doobie Award” for best new underground artist, and received a nod from Rock Sound Magazine (UK) as a breaking band in 2009. Since the band’s inception, Lions have received critical acclaim from many media outlets such as Billboard, Jambase, Austin Chronicle, Houston Press, Dallas Observer, Nashville Scene, The Onion, Real Detroit Weekly…