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Sydney four piece, Dande and The Lion, bring forth their latest hard hitting indie-pop single Harder To Breathe. Dual front women, Abbey Gardner and Natassa Zoe, shine on this track featuring an eclectic balance of emotion driven lyrics, whilst keeping the same high energy as their recent successful release, Cheap Choice.

“Harder To Breathe is a song about reflecting on a time when you were influenced to a point where you no longer recognised yourself. It’s acknowledging that this person changed your core, but you’re not going to let it happen again because you can see now that their influence wasn’t coming from a place of love”.Abbey Gardner (Vocalist, Synth, Guitar)

The song is further elevated by the dreamy production from ARIA-nominated, Xavier Dunn (Jack River, GRAACE), as well as the mix and master by Klaus Hill (Masked Wolf).

“I remember having a d&m session with the band about the situation, and having them all hype me up. Shortly after, we were jamming on Harder to Breathe and the lyrics just flowed so easily. Harder to Breathe originally started being created while we were listening to a lot of Tigertown’s music, especially ‘Lonely Cities’.  We wanted to try writing a song with an anti-chorus and once we started jamming on the idea, the song wrote itself.” Abbey Gardner (Vocalist, Synth, Guitar)

The band have been creating music together since 2017, playing over 100+ shows in acclaimed venues along the Australian east coast, such as Oxford Art Factory (main stage), Factory Theatre, the Lansdowne Hotel and the Workers Club. Their musicianship has developed over the years, recently releasing new singles that have caught the attention of Triple J (Home & Hosed), MTV (Upload of the Week), The Music, Scenstr and Happy Mag.

Celebrate with them at their launch party at Waywards, Newtown on Friday, September 23 alongside The Bernies and In Good Hands. GET TICKETS HERE.


Harder To Breathe is out now – STREAM HERE


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