Brighton/London based quartet QUIET LIONS are pleased to announce their return with the new that they have been working on a new EP titled ‘No Illusions’ set for release later this year.
Formed partially of members from previous Alcopop Records signing Jumping Ships, the four piece have been locked away writing tirelessly before recording the follow up to their 2014 debut ‘Surroundings’ in Sussex with Mark Williams (Lonely The Brave, Oceansize, Biffy Clyro).
“I wrote this song whilst working at a previous job; it’s basically written about my boss and his associates” explains front man Michael Williams “The company grew rapidly after the dissolution of several competitors, only for its growth to be ‘too quick’ which eventually led to its downfall. They preyed on the carcasses of the other companies, hiring people on false promises only to let them go when they had what they needed. They displayed a total lack of compassion and any humanistic qualities.”
“We’re hoping that a lot of people will be able to associate with the video for the track as it’s about workplace dynamics and we’ve all had a terrible boss or two.”
The video itself was directed by Dave Neale at Wild Stag Studio and was the result of a collaborative project between the band and crew who built the sets themselves, including the enormous black box which the two central characters break free from towards the climax of the video.
With a new record around the corner, fans can expect more of what made their debut 6 track EP ‘Surroundings’ an unabashed pleasure, notably the light and shade that make Quiet Lions so intriguing; a mix of soaring post-rock choruses, powerful Jeff Buckley-infused melodies and vocals, intricate guitar work and complex rhythms. The material on the new EP builds on their previous sound but this time focuses in on flawed characters and their downfalls – succumbing to delusions of grandeur, themes of control and responsibility, and examining the notions of narcissism and self-importance.
Always a band to wear their influences with pride, you can still pick out the clean soundscapes of Oceansize mixed with the dirtiness of Reuben and early Biffy Clyro, creating sprawling midnight fantasies that fans of Twin Atlantic, Manchester Orchestra and Sucioperro can sink blissfully into.
Further details on the ‘No Illusions’ EP to follow.
Live dates (more TBA):
- 7th April – Old Blue Last, London w/ Samoans
- 15th April – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Glass City Vice
- 15th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
- 29th May – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Delta Sleep
QUIET LIONS are:
Michael Williams – Vocals/Guitar
Lukus Holmes – Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Rich Thorp – Vocals/Bass/Synth
Oli Austen – Vocals/Drums.