Tired Lion’s cover of Saramona Said — a track taken from Violent Soho’s 2013 album Hungry Ghost — was slightly more measured than the Brisbane band’s blistering original, but was capped off by the snarly vocals of frontwoman Sophie Hopes and a sneaky Pumpkins verse.
“We had to put that [verse] in there,” the group said after the performance. “They’re basically our favourite band, and we wear them on our sleeve.”
While in the triple j studio, Tired Lion also performed their original track I Don’t Think You Like Me. Catch clips of that performance and their Violent Soho/Smashing Pumpkins cover, below.
UPDATE 22/05/15: Tired Lion have announced their first ever national headline tour in support of their forthcoming EP, Figurine.
Watch: Tired Lion – Saramona Said (Violent Soho cover), featuring Smashing Pumpkins’ 1979
Watch: Tired Lion – I Don’t Think You Like Me (Live on triple j)