It has been an enduring two years since Brisbane band Young Lions have released new material but the wait is no more. The three-piece have released their debut single ‘Burn The Money’. The single, which is taken from the soon to be released third studio album, is aptly titled given the band have given the track away for free to fans for the week ahead of its official release to iTunes packaged with a second single released today!
‘Burn The Money’ is just a taste of what’s to come of the band’s third studio album which is set for release in the early second half of 2017. The single’s theme is exactly as the title suggests. “It is built into the Young Lions story as a group of militia in the not too distant future succeed in a plan laced with anarchy and fueled by passion to burn all the worlds’ bank records and cash deposits,” says singer Zach Britt. “The themes for the song and story alike are derived from the world’s financial situation with the 1% sitting at the top of the food chain, what would it be like in a world without money? The song intertwines experiences of the young, trying to get by and make a living and keep their dreams intact as the chorus just demands for change, for the people to rise up and move in the direction of freedom”.
For the past week, fans have been able to – and still can – download the single for free at www.younglionsaus.com but can, today (Friday March 24), purchase the single on iTunes and other digital stores and streaming sites where the band have also packaged it with a double A-Side featuring the track ‘Destroy Me’. The band will also launch the single with two exclusive shows in Brisbane and Melbourne this weekend.
“’Destroy Me’ is a story of ego,” explains Britt. “Trying to let it go but eventually having to consign to something bigger than yourself to help you escape it. The reality of trying to stay on top of egotistical shit day to day in the music industry is something close to my heart and I’m sure a lot of people across the board have battles with this kind of stuff all the time…if you’d care to admit it”.
Since their inception, the band have earnt a very loyal legion of fans across the country not only from their own headlining shows across the country but the many supports that has seen them tour the four corners of the country, touring with the likes of Bayside, Hands Like Houses, Silverstein, Dream On Dreamer, Short Stack – to name a few – and in May, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Having formed in the early months of 2013, Zach Britt (Vocals), Morgan Castle (Bass) and Matt Gibson (Drums) created a band whose alternative edge has rapidly positioned them in the forefront of the rock genre. The release of ‘Burn’ in October 2013 was named “alternative Rock at its finest” and the title track earning them a spot on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud top 40 listener poll. The sophomore album ‘Blue Isla’ was released in January 2015 and was praised by Rolling Stone Magazine for the band’s “undeniable charm to the song writing” and describing the fan-favourite track “You Are II” as a “a sonic adrenaline rush that rivals the best of 30 Seconds To Mars”.
BURN THE MONEY – AVAILABLE FREE NOW >> www.younglionsaus.com
BURN THE MONEY & DESTROY ME – AVAILABLE MARCH 24 2017 @ ITUNES & DIGITAL STORES
“Ambitious Brisbane outfit go epic. There’s an undeniable charm to the songwriting. “You Are II”, the studio trickery pays off, creating a sonic adrenaline rush that rivals the best of 30 Seconds To Mars” – ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
“I was so enraptured by the beauty of the aural sexbomb that was exploding in my ears and mind like Tom Jones exploding in the after-film-clip-hookers that I didn’t pay attention to which song is which. Blue Isla is a fantastic piece of music, written by serious musicians who cared enough about what they were saying to make sure it came in a perfectly wrapped package. These guys have the potential to be one of our greatest exports” – I PROBABLY HATE YOUR BAND.COM
With an even spread of bangers from 2013’s ‘Burn’ and last year’s excellent ‘Blue Isla’ album, the Brissy boys launch into a catchy and fervent set of heart-on-sleeve, alternative rock for an excited hometown crowd to lap up. There’s common ground on display similar to fellow Aussie rockers The Getaway Plan, but when the massive chorus of ‘When Will We Be Free?’ hits, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d accidentally stumbled into a 30 Seconds To Mars stadium show. It’s a stellar performance and easy to see why they were perhaps the perfect choice to pair with the main event’s first headline tour Down Under. – KILL YOUR STEREO.COM
“Young Lions produce anthem styled singalongs similar to Thirty Seconds To Mars. This style is predominant in the song ‘When Will We Be Free?’, a mammoth song sounding like it belongs in stadiums. Young Lions are so nearly there and are on the right train to success, it’s exciting to think what their next album will bring.” – THE UPSIDE NEWS