Biography

Stone Lions are back in 2024.

2023 saw the band release two new singles, the first new music in over 4 years.

Bass player and vocalist Michael Matthews reflects on the first single “New Year’s Ghost”, “We feel people get caught up in the blackout parties and social stigma which led us to write an uplifting, yet haunting song about it. Encapsulating the excitement, fear, intimacy and loneliness that is New Year’s Eve.”

Seeing support from Triple J, tastemaker blogs Pilerats and Wall of Sound, widespread community radio stations and multiple Spotify playlists in just a few months, the song is a modern pop-punk anthem.

Quickly backed up by their second single “Story of Us” with hard-hitting high-energy hooks, anthemic choruses, with a nostalgic feel and an irresistible urge to dance, it’s a wild ride of pure fun and undeniable chemistry.

The bands’ latest release “Party Next Door” – produced by Craig Wilkinson (RedHook), mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hot Milk, Stand Atlantic) and mastered by Grant Berry (All Time Low, Hot Milk, Yours Truly), shelters subtle EDM tones and harmonic guitar leads with an over-honest crushing chorus, delivering a bittersweet end-of-summer anthem. The track takes you from happiness to angst, immersing you in its unique darkness. The song mirrors the wild summer tale of two mates, one in constant revelry masking life’s dramas, the other barely holding on, it encapsulates their summer season of highs and lows.