IRON MAIDEN Bassist STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION: 'Eyes Of The Young' Video Released
June 29, 2015
"Eyes Of The Young", the new video from IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION, can be seen below (courtesy of Planet Rock). The song is taken from BRITISH LION's debut album, which sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"British Lion" was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Mixed by Kevin Shirley — whose credits include IRON MAIDEN as well as Led ZEPPELIN, JOURNEY and RUSH, among many others — the CD, which features Harris alongside vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists Graham Leslie and David Hawkins and drummer Simon Dawson, presents a different side of the bassist's musical visions.
"British Lion" comprises ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on between IRON MAIDEN tours and releases and is described by Harris as "'70s-influenced, British-sounding hard rock." "I'd say it's more mainstream rock than metal... and quite commercial… but good commercial," he said. "There's all kinds of stuff going on, with nods to THE WHO and UFO and some classic British rock bands, but it's not the progressive rock album some might be expecting."
"British Lion" track listing:
01. This Is My God 02. Lost Worlds 03. Karma Killer 04. Us Against The World 05. The Chosen Ones 06. A World Without Heaven 07. Judas 08. Eyes Of The Young 09. These Are The Hands 10. The Lesson
BRITISH LION will embark on a 22-date U.K. tour on July 29. Support on the trek will come from THE RAVEN AGE, the band led by Steve's son George Harris.
Said Steve: "As MAIDEN fans know, the band is unable to tour this year so I thought I'd do some BRITISH LION live dates and make it a full U.K. tour this time round so we could get to places we didn't get a chance to play during the previous tours.
"We have a lot of fun doing the BRITISH LION shows and we're playing clubs again to keep that same vibe and intimacy which the fans seem to love as much as we do.
"We have some new songs in the setlist, so are really looking forward to getting out there and seeing everyone!"
The dates are as follows:
Jul. 29 - Harlow, England - The Square Jul. 30 - Bristol, England - Bierkeller Jul. 31 - Cardiff, Wales - Uni Aug. 02 - Birmingham, England - Rainbow Warehouse Aug. 04 - Chester, England - Live Rooms Aug. 05 - Lincoln, England - Engine Shed Aug. 07 - Manchester, England - Club Academy Aug. 08 - Newcastle, England - The Riverside Aug. 09 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Studio 24 Aug. 10 - Aberdeen, Scotland - Lemon Tree Aug. 12 - York, England - Duchess Aug. 13 - Blackburn, England - King Georges Hall Windsor Suite Aug. 14 - Doncaster, England - Diamond Live Lounge Aug. 15 - Grimsby, England - Yardbirds Aug. 16 - Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms Aug. 18 - Colchester, England - Arts Centre Aug. 20 - Oxford, England - O2 Academy 2 Aug. 21 - Plymouth, England - The Hub Aug. 22 - Southampton, England - 1865 Aug. 23 - Poole, England - Mr Kyps Aug. 24 - Norwich, England - The Waterfront Aug. 26 - London, England - O2 Academy Islington