Four Lions – Live In-Store June 28th, 12:45pm!


Bendigo outfit Four Lions ply their trade in a potent brand of Americana that fuses roots, rock and alt-country. Impressively, Hard Days is their fourth album in four years, recorded over a fortnight last July at Melbourne’s Head Gap Studios by Finn Keane.

Lead guitarist Keith MacQueen said the band had spent a lot of time crafting Hard Days and had produced a broader sound than that of any of their previous efforts. “The new album is going to be a real cornucopia of music – a real mix of styles and almost tributes to the influences band members had growing up like the Go Betweens, Church and other bands like that. Frontman Shann Lions adds, “I wanted to make an album that wasn’t rushed, but sonically was an amalgamation of everything we had done previously.”

Sure to please fans of Wilco, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder, it’s the classic music of small towns with only a couple of bitumen options, a wonderful gelling of influences and a damn good time!

Having just successfully completed a national tour with the full band, Shann and Keith are keeping the good momentum going while their drummer is overseas. They will be playing stripped-back versions of Four Lions material for us at Basement Discs (and signing copies of Hard Days after!) before Shann heads off for the following Victorian shows solo, in support of Geelong singer-songwriter Nathan Seeckts:

Friday, June 28 (evening): Merri Creek Tavern, 8pm
Saturday, June 29 (afternoon): The Lost Ones Basement Bar, Ballarat, 3pm
Saturday, June 29 (evening): Entree Music Bar, Bendigo, 8:30pm
Sunday, June 30 (afternoon): The Taproom, Castlemaine, 2pm