Perth grunge rock quartet, Tired Lion, have revealed their brand new single ‘Cinderella Dracula’. As its name might suggest, the single swings from delicate and gentle one moment to brutal and violent the next.
The track combines Sophie Hopes raw and emotional songwriting with the bands driving guitar and bass lines and fierce drums. Described by Upset as “bewitching, brilliant and full of purpose”, the single is available now.
Front woman Sophie Hopes said of the song: “This was written at a time when I felt quite lost … I guess you could call it young naivety. I was young and single, ready to experience the world with a kind of ‘youthful embrace’. I had a one-night stand and what was meant to make me feel content just left me angry and frustrated at myself…
I wrote the lyrics down whilst waiting for this guy to leave. It was awful timing but I guess it was my way of saying ‘Fuck you, can you get out of my house’. I felt like I’d garnered this split personality – one side being desperate for affection and vulnerable (Cinderella), the other being dark and well… kinda mean (Dracula).”
Production on the track comes from Violent Soho frontman, Luke Boerdam. The band are also working with Boerdam on their debut album along with their long term engineer and collaborator Dave Parkin. The album is due for release later this year. Discussing their collaboration, Sophie said:
“I’d definitely say working with Luke has influenced our songwriting for the better. I really can’t imagine recording this album without him now. We all seem to be on the same page and our visions 100% align, which is super important. He also has this way of pushing us to our limits without stepping on our toes and I guess you could say he just gets it. We’re calling him ‘Psychologist Luke’ because he’s listening to all my bullshit through the songs. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with one of the biggest rock legends in Australia.”
Tired Lion have also announced they’ll be returning to the UK and Europe for a string of shows this summer, including an appearance at The Great Escape Festival in May.