British India At The Triffid W/ Tired Lion & Ivey

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Today’s music-blog-eat-blog world continually demands fresh blood, style too often winning over substance in the scramble to unearth the source of tomorrow’s website clicks. In these conditions it’s rare to find not only a decade-old act with something still to say, but one saying it to an ever-growing audience.

So it seems fitting that five albums in, British India—the Melbourne four-piece who have built a devoted fanbase on such unglamorous concepts as quality songwriting and a rock-solid tour ethic—are releasing the best album of their 10-year career.

Nothing Touches Me, the follow-up to 2013’s ultimately triumphant but initially troubled Controller, bristles with all the energy and urgency of the band’s famed early singles while further exploring the expanded ambitions of its predecessor. A true studio album—as opposed to a collection of songs played live in a studio—it is set to elevate British India into the gang of great Australian rock ‘n’ roll groups.

Now, with Nothing Touches Me already looking set to surpass the success of Controller, it’s no surprise these road warriors are relishing the opportunity to take their ferocious live show to an even larger audience.

Tried Lion

Perth’s Tired Lion are beginning to stand out as one of Western Australia’s most exciting new bands—including showcasing at Singapore’s prestigious Music Matters Live, wowing crowds at the 2104 WAMI Awards, touring nationally for their debut EP All We Didn’t Know, supporting the likes of Gyroscope, The 1975, Kingswood, Luca Brasi, and Velociraptor, and being nominated for Most Popular Live Act at the 2014 WAMI Awards.

Fronted by the enigmatic Sophie Hopes, Tired Lion’s infections melodies are brought forth with raw honesty and intensity, calling back to the rich tradition of strong Australian front women. Acting as the perfect ying to her yang, Sophie is backed by Matt Tanner, Ethan Darnell and Nick Vasey who play with passion, precision and a ‘take no prisoners’ approach, making Tired Lion a powerful act worth keeping your eyes (and ears) on.


Fresh faced and creating a unique blend of surf pop there is no holding back IVEY, a band made up of 15 - 18 year old mates who are wrapping up 2015 in style with the announcement they will support an impressive list of touring artists over coming months including British India, Art of Sleeping, PLTS and The Belligerents.

They say nothing is sweeter than young love and the latest single “Smell of Smoke” from the Gold Coast indie outfit IVEY evokes the senses through hypnotic vocals and lyrics that truly create nostalgic imagery of ones first experience with love. Just released this week "Smell Of Smoke" has already received much praise online amongst Triple J Unearthed, The Guardian, Chanel V, rage, PILERATS, pressPLAY (UK) & Niche Music (Japan.)
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By: The Triffid