July 10, 2024

Portland-based post/punk alt-rock duo Sky Lions present their new 9-track album ‘Inside The Circle’

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Made up of Radio Sloan and Outer Stace, Sky Lions is a project with roots that trace back to when the two met as children at a summer day camp in Oregon. From their early days they have been experimenting with instruments to their evolution into Sky Lions. Thematically the band handles innovation, music, feminism, Trans/queer identity and horror.

“Neither of us have worked so hard on a musical project in our lives. Life does what life will do, and while we started out making music together as teenagers, our paths took different turns in our adult lives, though we never lost touch. Radio is a prolific songwriter and I will write on anything with a surface when a lyric comes to mind. Together, we decided it was time to make what we wanted to make and how we wanted to make it,” says Outer Stace.

“The expectations of others were not a consideration for us when we recorded this album. It was an exorcism, a purging of sounds and words we had not previously had the capacity for, as it is such a complex project. Today, we are ready and have poured our love, freely expressed ideas and the deepest parts of our souls into the writing, production, artwork for this record.”

“Inside The Circle” is out now, available digitally from fine music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.

While half of the post-punk art rock duo The Need, Radio Sloan also has been the guitarist in Courtney Love’s touring band The Chelsea, and also in Scarling and Peaches’ live band The Herms. While releasing music as a solo artist, Radio Sloan has also been involved in numerous other artists’ projects, including contributing guitar for Le Tigre, co-writing for The Transfused and composing music for soundtracks and scores, including “The Herstory of Riot Grrrl”.

Apart from Sky Lions, Outer Stace is known to many as the vocalist for Portland electro-rock / gothic / post-punk band Photona and synth-drum duo Time Bitch.

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