Slumberland group Sea Lions came over to the UK for the first time in July 2012 to play Indietracks and embarked on a tour with UK group Golden Grrrls. To commemorate the occasion they released a limited tour 7″ which now sees a world wide release. Both bands contributed an original song and a cover version.
Sea Lions take apart Nervous Breakdown by Black Flag, turning it into a shamble-core nugget of shrill guitar versus Adrian Pillado’s laconic vocal delivery and contributed On and Off – as close to an anthem as Sea Lions get. Golden Grrrls tackle I Don’t Want You Anyway by Kiwi group Look Blue Go Purple, remaining fairly faithful to the original with some added punk nrg, while their original is a garage pop bullet in the form of Billy, which sees Ruari MacLean take lead vocal to counter the female backing. 4 songs as good as any you’re going to hear this year.