Follow The Lion|
The Candy and Gravity Motel
Sound House Records
29 June 2015
Follow the Lion are a Leeds based alternative rock band who formed in 2013, quickly gaining a strong following thanks to their energetic and infectious live sets. The band have played a range of venues across the north west of England and will be hitting the festival scene this summer with appearances already confirmed at Live at Leeds, Tramlines and Long Division.
With influences ranging from Pixies, Massive Attack and Nirvana to The Beatles, Tricky, UNKLE and King Crimson, their debut EP 'The Candy and Gravity Motel' promises to be one of this year's must hear records. The EP, recorded at Chairworks Studio in Castleford, was produced by Steve Whitfield who has previously worked with The Cure, Bill Bruford (YES/King Crimson) and was mastered by Sufi Dub legend Celt Islam
The EP's single 'Candy and Gravity' was championed by Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music show, chosen as a featured band on Fresh on the Net and received airplay on BBC Introducing Leeds
"I listen to a lot of music to put together the Mixtape perhaps 180 to 200 tracks a week and so things kind of tend to blend one into another… the sound coming out of the speakers you hear a lot of the same genres of things; and just when you think you have heard everything that three guitars and a set of drums can do, along comes a song like that that has a kind of integrity and authenticity about it. Beautiful way the vocal just kind of communicates heart to heart. It’s hard to put your finger on what it is about that that makes it so much above the run of the mill."
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 MusicBand Members:
Daniel Francis - Lead Vocals and Guitars
Richard Swann - Lead Guitar
Mase - Bass
Paul Smith - Keys and Vocals
Danny Jay Barnett - Drums