Hailing from central Victoria, Four Lions have a roots, rock and country lineage. Their fourth album, Hard Days, will be released in May on the band’s own Verse Chorus Verse label.
Taken from that album, the single ‘How Much’ is a gutsy, layered tune with rock ancestry and some lovely pedal steel to call in the country crowd. It was written by singer-guitarist Shann Lions, who is also the band’s founder, hence the name (although there are actually five members, not four). Lions says the song started life as a ‘rockier-type track with a Replacements’ Stink vibe’, and that influence can be heard, but it’s clear that some sharp corners that might occur in that sound were softened with the influence of other genres. While ‘How Much’ is by no means saccharine, there is some sweetness there.
Now there’s a video to accompany the single – and its making its debut right here!
Four Lions will support the release of Hard Days with a tour, so keep an eye on their website for dates: