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The Griswolds: Heart of a Lion

The Griswolds, Heart of a Lion review, Heart of a Lion cover artThe Griswolds – Heart of a Lion


Release Date(s): Sept. 28

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Spec Recs: “Heart of a Lion,” “Red Tuxedo”

In one word: Tropical


There is much to be said about a band that can capture your full attention with merely a drum and a bass. Though in this case, the beat from the drum entices unrestrained dancing and the bass line resounds within your body. The burst of energy this song contains is fascinating. The band? The Griswolds. The song? “Heart of a Lion” on the band’s forthcoming EP of the same name.

This newly formed group from Australia has a strong grip on creating innovative and fun-filled music while still possessing an air of high-quality musicianship. Their EP, to be released Sept. 28, includes a sort of Surf ‘N Turf for listeners. The release features songs that all have a distinguishably different feel, which is impressive as well as appreciated. It proves the band’s style isn’t restricted to only “good times” music. Each song displays a most enticing and radical bass line, thankfully featured prominently in the music. Along with this, the sometimes staccato, sometimes smooth, but always catchy “oohs” and “ohs” make it difficult for the listener to do anything but turn up the music and sway or dance along to the ridiculously riveting riffs. The Griswolds have created transfixing music that’s easy to love, almost too easy.

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to be in a “color war,” check out the music video below. If you like what you hear, head over to The Griswolds’ Bandcamp for a free download of the track “Heart of a Lion.”

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