AS LIONS + Dream State + Special Guests – 23rd Sept

AS LIONS play The Sugarmill on Saturday 23rd September.

When As Lions came together in 2015, singer Austin Dickinson recalls, “we had a mission statement to each other and to the music. And that was to create the biggest, baddest hard rock we could, and on an almost cinematic scale.” Hardly the most modest of goals, but one the London-based five-piece go a long way toward realizing on their debut album, Selfish Age, the follow-up to their EP Aftermath released in October 2016. The effort’s 11 dynamic tracks are a study in contrasts, mixing thick, grinding riffs and rhythms with majestically sweeping strings, stately piano tinklings and a hefty dose of atmospheric electronics, all of it shot through with Dickinson’s soaring vocals and introspective lyrics.

Playing sold-out shows in their native England, they garnered plenty of positive press and a growing and devoted fan base.

As Lions are ready to roar, bringing Selfish Age and their incendiary live show to fans everywhere. As for any modest goals they may have in this regard? “Just complete and utter world domination,” Dickinson says with a laugh. “But we don’t talk about that.”

Tickets on sale Monday 22nd May at 10am via The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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