Having showcased at Singapore’s prestigious music conference Music Matters Live, Perth’s Tired Lion has become a hot name. Fellow artists have certainly caught on, with the band becoming the go-to for support. Throughout March they supported both Luca Brasi and Kingswood, and soon enough they will be getting the party started for British India. Their debut EP, All We Didn’t Know, can be thanked for this. Striking while the iron is hot, the band bunkered down with Dave Parkin (Emperors, Karnivool) on their second EP. Leading the way is the ‘90s throwback track ‘I Don’t Think You Like Me’. Frontwoman Sophie Hopes: “We’re all about the raw honesty in the music we make. If you sit back and take in the energy of what we are playing and what it’s all about, it’s a direct view into the looking glass that is collectively our lives – be it happy, sad or confusing. We’re passionate about bringing to people a fresh take on what is a nostalgic sound, keeping the guitars loud and trying to evoke some kind of feeling for the listener with dynamics and melody.” It’s doubtful that the band will be playing the warm-up role for much longer. The Workers Club, Geelong – May 30 (supporting British India).