Born Lion – Celebrate The Lie – Album Out Now

Following on from their critically adored 2015 debut album ‘Final Words’Born Lion return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length ‘Celebrate the Lie’ and new single ‘Slowly Sinking’ – produced by Jimmy Balderstone (Luca Brasi, High Tension, Grenadiers) and mixed by Ryan Hazell (The Drones, Green Buzzard).

‘Celebrate the Lie’ combines angsty punk-rock, frenetic hardcore and unapologetic monstrous pop-hooks, to deliver on what is quite simply a straight up, raucous, no bull-shit, razor-sharp rock n’ roll record.

Writing for the album began in winter 2016 in a tiny, frosty rehearsal space in Southern Sydney. Over six-months the quartet narrowed down eleven tracks, before heading to Adelaide to record the final cuts over two-weeks.

Lead single ‘Evil K’ was widely embraced by the likes of Spotify, Rolling Stone Australia, Music Feeds, The Music, Hysteria Magazine, radio stations FBi, 4ZZZ, 3RRR and triple j, who added the track to spot rotation. To coincide with the release of ‘Evil K’, the band set out on an East Coast tour, which saw them play to wild capacity crowds.

Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave competition, Born Lion have continually put out critically praised music, with three of their singles ‘D for Danger’, ‘Good Times Jimmy’ and ‘Good Dogs Play Dead’ all being added to rotation on triple j.

Their 2015 debut album ‘Final Words’ was nominated for an ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Award.

In the live arena, the band have traversed the countryside multiple times on their own headline tours and supporting the likes of The Hives, The Bronx, Royal Blood, Mamozets and Karnivool.

To celebrate the release of ‘Celebrate the Lie’, the quartet will hit the road teaming up with Captives, performing in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.

Get the album here:


1. Slowly Sinking
2. Evil K
3. Drag
4. No Connection
5. Patience For
6. Old Days
7. Dead Beat
8. Highs and Lows
9. Forces
10. Endless
11. Shadow
12. Waste

“Whether it’s the curling of a fist, a belted shout or the violent flick of the head, Celebrate The Lie demands response. And we’re better for it”.
Hysteria Magazine (AUS)

“From its very first moment, Celebrate The Lie attacks with the ferocity of a viper. It bites and doesn’t let go, infecting you not with venom, but with adrenaline”.
Happy (AUS)


2017 Was A Very Good Year for Music…

Thanks to all our supporters for a great year in 2017!

Our bands are been touring all over the world, we released a stack of amazing new music, very sadly The Snowdroppers broke up, and we have been planning for an even bigger 2018 ahead!

Click below 2017 new music to get it into your ears:

  1. Screamfeeder – Pop Guilt
  2. Tim Rogers – An Actor Repairs
  3. Damien Dempsey – Soulsun
  4. Ozomatli – Non-Stop: México to Jamaica 
  5. The Go Set – One Fine Day (USA Release) 
  6. Born Lion – Evil K (single)
  7. Paddy McHugh – City Bound Trains
  8. The Cambodian Space Project – Spaced Out In Wonderland
  9. The Snowdroppers – Too Late To Pray (VINYL) 

See you next year!


Hot off the ARIA red carpet, Sydney’s Born Lion continue to flex their punk rock muscle with the release of their tough-as-f*ck new video for Rest In Pieces

Shot in Sydney’s inner-west by the team at Paste Studios, the video features Jesse Coulter from Adelaide band Grenadiers (who provided guest vocals for the track in the studio) as well as cameos from mates in bands like Captives and The Stiffys.


Rest In Pieces is taken from the Born Lion’s acclaimed debut LP Final Words, which was released in July this year, and subsequently nominated for an ARIA in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category. The album is also collecting nods in various year-end lists such as Fasterlouder’s 15 Best Heavy Albums of 2015.

Hometown fans can help the band celebrate the end of a massive year by heading along to Born Lion’s Xmas extravaganza this Sat Dec 19th at Dicey Riley’s Hotel in Wollongong.

“…unpretentious, unabashed and really rather refreshing.” – Rolling Stone (3.5/5)
“…custom built to get a live crowd on side and chanting.” – The Music (4/5 – AOTW)











ABC Music imprint record label FOUR | FOUR is very proud to announce today a new signing to their roster, Sydney hardcore punk band – Born Lion.

FOUR | FOUR has a roster that now boasts Tim Rogers, The Snowdroppers, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, and Little Bastard, amongst others.

In a short time Born Lion have made some serious noise across the Aussie live music scene supporting such bands as The Bronx, The Hives and Karnivool, and playing at Soundwave festival.

The sound is a mixture of fucked up chords, angular rhythms. hard beats and double shouty vocals.

The band are currently in the studio recording their debut album with Sydney producer, Dave Hammer (The Snowdroppers, Die!Die!Die!, Thundamentals). Due for release in July 2013.

“We are super excited to sign with Four Four Records. It’s an amazing label that has had belief in this band from the beginning.” says Born Lion’s John Bowker. “To be on the same label as Tim Rogers, The Snowdroppers and Little Bastard is an honor. We’re strapped in and ready for all the rockin’ good times ahead.”

Hard to fault. Both tracks by these guys are killer.” – Richard Kingsmill (triple j unearthed review)

Debut album out July 2015.