We Will Be Lions call San Francisco their home base which seem apropos considering the sounds they make are as colorfully twisted as the many murals that adorn the walls in Haight Ashbury. Inspired by artists like David Bowie, The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala they blend glam and indie rock into their own dream theater. The are set to release their first single of 2014 on June 17th.
Listen to "Sunflower"-Robb Donker
WE WILL BE LIONS
"BURN ME LIKE A DISCO" (SINGLE)
Self Release - June, 2014
BIO"These guys are into creating glam-influenced anthems. It's no easy task, but they do it quite well." -The Bay Bridged
"The need to shake-your-ass is often declared lyrically, so be sure to come hit the dance floor, hard.” -Unraveled
Escaping the mold of the traditional rock group, We Will Be Lions is rather a collective of creatively driven individuals with a mutual desire to transcend. Marcus Bowers (Guitar, Vocals), Josh Martin (Keys, Vocals), Hunter Wiley (Bass), and Sierra Snyder (Drums) have come together under the banner of a new genre that they have dubbed “San Francisco Psychedelic Glam Rock.” Their debut EP, You Will Be Heroes was recorded in March of 2013 at Tiny Telephone Studios and highlights the Bowie influenced "glamthems" they grew up on. As the title suggests the EP explores serious lyric themes, chiefly a call to be heroic and love each other. They will be debuting a new single in June, part of a moodier R&B infused collection of songs that attempt to evoke an underground rave hosted by Haruki Murakami at the end of the world.
We Will Be Lions were rated one of the top ten live shows of 2013 by Examiner.com. The music of We Will Be Lions has been compared to that of The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, and MGMT. They have opened for New Zealand rock stars Six60 at The Hotel Utah and Oklahoma's Deerpeople at Cafe Du Nord. They have headlined numerous shows at venues like Elbo Room, El Rio, and The Nightlight and held a five month residency at The Monarch club.
“much to my delight We Will Be lions, exuded the sinuous energy of David Bowie hosting a bisexual menage a trois beneath a disco ball." -SF Weekly
"We Will Be Lions have a bright future with plenty of material to come." -Examiner.com