TORONTO, ON – March 7, 2012 Known for their dark dance floor fillers, Lioness broaden the spectrum and release their debut full-length album, The Golden Killer, on New Romantic this April 17, 2012. Produced by Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Holy Fuck), the 12 tracks shift between ecstatic dance and heavy rock moods, capturing the Lioness sound and vision: heavy jams you can dance to, draped in mystery and magic; Daft Punk meets Black Sabbath.
During the writing of The Golden Killer the band experienced the loss of two dear friends, Devon Clifford of Vancouver’s You Say Party and Toronto art provocateur Will Munro. Their sudden passing had a profound effect on the band – shaping the album – and exploring themes of loss and a re-evaluation of life. The album closer is the mournful “Stay Awhile”, which stands as an homage to both Devon and Will.
Formed in 2007 by bassist Ronnie Morris and drummer Jeff Scheven (former rhythm section for controller.controller) and vocalist Vanessa Fischer (ex-No Dynamics), Lioness released its self-titled debut EP in 2008, followed by Omens, Oracles and Signs Volumes 1 and 2, featuring remixes by Pilotpriest, Mansion, vitaminsforyou, Kids On TV and others. They toured across Canada and abroad with acts as diverse as You Say Party, k-os and The Cult.
Lioness chose Friday (April) the 13th – a fitting day to pull us under their spell with their ferocious live show – to celebrate the release of The Golden Killer at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.