Follow the Lion are a Leeds-based alternative rock band. Formed in 2013, they consist of Daniel Francis on lead vocals and guitars, Richard Swann on lead guitar, Mase on bass, Paul Smith taking charge of keys and vocals, and Danny Jay Barnett on drums.
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.
Follow The Lion, who are due to release their new EP ‘The Candy and Gravity Motel’ on 29th June, take their influences from a variety of sources including The Pixies, Massive Attack, and Nirvana to The Beatles, Tricky, UNKLE and King Crimson.
The EP was recorded at Chairworks Studio in Castleford and was produced by Steve Whitfield who has previously worked with The Cure and Bill Bruford and was mastered by Sufi Dub legend Celt Islam.
Lead single ‘Candy and Gravity’ was championed by Tom Robinson on his BBC 6 Music show and chosen as a featured band on Fresh on the Net. It also received airplay on BBC Introducing Leeds.
Tom said of the track “It’s hard to put your finger on what it is about that that makes it so much above the run of the mill.”
‘The Candy and Gravity Motel’ by Follow The Lion is available on 29th June. For more information and details of live dates visit their Facebook page.