As Lions are fast becoming one of my favourite bands. I first saw them live at the Camden Rocks Festival last year. At that time, they had only released a couple of songs and their music wasn’t familiar to me, but I really enjoyed the gig. Their EP launch gig at Alleycat last year was great and I was looking forward to seeing them live again.
As Lions released a brilliant debut album in January, “Selfish Age”, (you can read my review HERE), and they are going from strength to strength with their live performances. Their headline gig at the Boston Music Room in London last night was outstanding. They played their entire debut album; the first time they’ve done that live. Their music is awesome, with heavy riffs, catchy melodies, and thought-provoking, relevant lyrics that come from the heart. Many of the crowd were singing along. Austin Dickinson is the perfect frontman, encouraging crowd participation throughout. As Lion’s music is music that’s best played live and loud!
As Lion’s songs are very anthemic, so are perfect in a live setting, stirring emotion in the crowd.
When the show came to an end there were chants of ‘One more song’, from the fans. The band played “Pieces” as an encore.
These guys seem at home on stage, all five members very much a part of the whole and engaging with the crowd. They have had lots of experience on bigger stages now, having supported Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Sixx:A.M in the US at the end of last year.
As Lions are jetting off to America again soon, supporting Shinedown, Nothing More, I Prevail, and P.O.D.
Take a look at the list of tour dates:
The band are featured in Metal Hammer this month. They are a band on the rise. I felt privileged to be able to see them play at a small venue last night. I’m sure it won’t be long before they are filling much larger venues. If you like rock or metal, I think you’d love this band. If you get the chance to see them live I’d highly recommend them.
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