“Grunge-pop trailblazers.” – Australian Guitar Magazine
“venomous guitars and wicked melodies.” – NME
After establishing themselves as one of Australia’s most powerful rock acts, Tired Lion makes a long-awaited return today with the huge new single ‘Waterbed,’ as Sophie Hopes steps up to reclaim her throne as Australia’s queen of guitar rock. Bristling with Hopes’ signature lyricism and snarl, ‘Waterbed’ – a song that torpedoes notions of not only cultural fads, but detaching oneself to nostalgic feelings of the past – also boasts one of the strongest choruses of her songwriting career.
It’s admittedly been a stint between beverages since Tired Lion’s last release, the epic standalone single ‘With Or Without’, back in late 2018. The following 18 months saw Hopes relocate to Brisbane from her hometown of Perth and approach the Tired Lion project with a renewed energy that refines her own point of view and sonic evolution.