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Stone Lions Unveil Grandiose New Cut, ‘New Year’s Ghost’

Following on from their fan-adored release ‘Stay‘ and their debut album ‘Necking On And Kicking Off‘, Darkinjung/Central Coast-based punk-rock quartet Stone Lions have just revealed their riveting new single ‘New Years Ghost‘ – produced by Craig Wilkinson (RedHook) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (UnderoathParamore).

‘New Year’s Ghost’ is two minutes of raucous, modern pop-punk that exquisitely balances layers of effervescent production with heartfelt vocals and stirring lyrics from vocalists Michael Matthews and Chris Randles. Vigorous drums create a captivating immediacy, building towards euphoric choruses led by ensnaring guitar leads and soaring harmonies. As quickly as it began, the track finishes in a flurry of cathartic energy, hurtling towards its animated finale.

Stone Lions talk about the meaning behind ‘New Year’s Ghost’:

“‘New Year’s Ghost’ is a depiction of quintessential feelings associated with New Year’s Eve parties and resolutions. We felt we got caught up in the blackout parties and social stigma which led us to write an uplifting, yet haunting song about it. Encapsulating the excitement, fear, intimacy and loneliness that is New Year’s Eve.”

Since 2019, Stone Lions have cemented their place as a mainstay in Australia’s pop-punk scene, supporting notable acts Unwritten Law (USA), The Getaway PlanRedHookBleeding Knees ClubWAAX and Clowns.

Written by John Zebra