“The modern rock genre is in serious need of some fresh new faces. Enter A House For Lions.” - L.A. Times
“L.A.’s A House for Lions showed off a robust rock sound at Rusty’s on Wednesday, adding garage ferocity to the softer, ‘90s-influenced alt-rock of debut EP ’I Want Us to Be Remembered’. - Billboard.com
Daniel Norman, singer/songwriter of A House for Lions, is a music lover who never intended to become a musician. But while hitchhiking through Germany, a melody and a few words popped into his head and never left: “we'll write a book worth reading!” - the first line of what would become the first song Daniel ever wrote and A House for Lions' statement of purpose, “Let Back”. In that moment, he realized it might be possible to get off of the fence and create a project of his own; at least, it would be fun to try.
In early 2010 he found just that in an unlikely group of strangers. Adding guitarist and designer Mike Nissen, bass player Eric McCann and drummer Joe Luisi, A House for Lions has developed a sound that according to The Deli Magazine “manages to blend the sleeker side of angsty 90s rock with the laid-back instrumentation and heart-string pulling melodies you might expect from an alt-country band”.
Within six months of forming the band had recorded their first EP I Want Us To Be Remembered, with LA producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and were off and running. From there the band garnered rave reviews from the LA Times and Billboard.com and many more, made impressive debuts at CMJ and SXSW and established themselves as one of Los Angeles' most promising young bands.
The band's debut full-length album made with Grammy Award-winning producer Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Elliot Smith, Fiona Apple) is out now on Randm Records, home to the cult status Lost Ark Studio.