Clearing out my old tumblr blog (originally from Jan 4, 2016)
One of my favorite bands in San Diego for a couple years now has been Soft Lions. I was fortunate to see them in their debut show at the Soda Bar at the end of 2013; I saw them again the next year opening for Small Black and Snowmine, and then again this past summer at a headlining record-release show at the Casbah.
While Soft Lions is just a 3-piece (guitar/keys/drums), they can really make a racket when they get going. The band can go from glam/garage fury (”Soft as Lions”), to a 60′s reverb-drenched surf vibe (”Thx 4 the Sanctuary”), to almost heavy metal riffing (”No Peace”); all while guitarist/singer/songwriter Megan Liscomb belts out her confessional and clearly heartfelt lyrics. But Liscomb and company can also dial it back and create a moody, more chilled out atmosphere. Songs like “Diary” and “Phantom” bring an emotional depth that shows they are interested in more than just rocking out.
[this show featured Soft Lions original keys player, Lex Pratt]
Soft Lions have released three EP’s so far: No Peace (2013); Earth Energy(2014): and Spellbreaker (2015). They also recently finished a recording session in San Francisco so we should expect more music soon.
You can get more info, hear/see their music, and purchase the EP’s here: softlionsmusic.com