What are your names?
David Lion Sara Priegue Christopher Coronel
What is the bands name?
Seven Red Lions
How did you come up with the bands name?
It was inspired by a collage of 3 important elements in life: Numbers, Colours, and Animals…
The number Seven because it symbolizes every positive and valuable matter in existence like prosperous life, happiness, renewal, and perfection. It is also a powerful number that represents a connection to the universe.
The color Red because it is a color that symbolizes action, confidence, and courage… is also a color that is related to emotion with emotion ranging from passionate, intense love, etc.
The Lions because they symbolize the courage, justice, power, strength, wisdom, pride, dignity, etc.
What is your genre of music?
We play alternative indie rock however we’re open to other music styles like blues, funk, jazz, etc… When it comes to creating process we are open and flexible to how the song naturally takes us.
Give us a little bio about you.
We are an alternative indie rock band. All members from different parts of the world found each other in London, sharing the same love and dream for music, they started this project in 2015. Singing in English and Spanish the diversity of their cultures and influences are reflected in their music, bringing a unique, and innovative style. Big fans of bands like The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Tame Impala, and many others they found in the: punk, rock, grunge a big Influence to create their music. With 2 Eps released: ‘100 years’ in 2015, and ‘Believe’ 2017, the band has been playing tons of gigs in London for the past years and an international tour in 2017.
In 2019 they have released 2 singles ‘Broken’ and ‘Citizen’, the band is currently working on their first album.
What made you go into music?
We know the importance that music has in the world and the good that it does to humanity and us, Music it’s an honest form of expression of our emotions, and where the magic happens, it’s an art, it’s a powerful language in the universe, despite race, religion, social status, is good for every species being in the world.
Music’s a meaning to our lives.
Are you a signed?
We are an independent band we are learning in all this process of recording, mixing and releasing material…
You released your new single ‘Citizen’, tell us more about it.
Citizen was written in 2013 (sketch) by David Lion, it was taken in 2018 to finalize the lyrics and the structure and recorded in 2019 at Cafe Music Studios in London.
What is the meaning behind ‘Citizen’?
With this new single we are not only created powerful and fresh sound… For the artwork of the single we worked with photographer Sop Rodchenvko (https://www.soprodchenvko. ) so we want to tell real stories about 12 Londoners. Happiness, anger, sorrow, empowerment and more to tell… this images represent their stories of life in London. They will be shared soon as a promotion of Citizen in our social media.
Describe the track in two words.
Positive and Powerful
What was the writing process like?
When we wrote this song we thought about the problems, pressure, stress, and loneliness which sometimes is felt by all. “Citizen” brings a positive message, with encouragement, hope, and freedom to move forward in everyday life. We like to approach real subjects that affect all of us somehow at one point in life and hope to let the listeners know, that we are in the same boat with them and no matter what is thrown our way, we are gonna fight it head-on.
What was the recording process like?
The Record of this song was in February 2019 at Cafe Music Studios in London in 2 days. On the 1st day, we recorded drums and bass and 2 day, we recorded guitars, keys, and vocals.
We worked with Mark as producer and Jesus as sound engineers, who are great professionals and have worked with several bands before, they were a precious help guiding us to get a better sound and giving more brightness and quality through various details.
Who did you work with on the single?
Production: Mark Sutherland and David Lion
Sound engineer: Jesus Daniel Torres
Guitarist and vocals: David Lion
Bass and back vocals: Sara Priegue
Keyboards: Coronel Christopher
Drums: Francesco Azzariti
Lyrics: Sara Priegue and David Lion
Mixing & Master: Laurent Scharkarckofficial and David Lion
Will we see a music video for ‘Citizen’?
Yes definitely, we are working with LondonFilmMakers for the new video, we can reveal everything yet but we can say that we got inspired by the different phases of our journey here in London, and the video will be released soon. Stay Tunned.
Will we see an EP or Album this year and if so, what can we expect?
We have new songs ready to be recorded, which might be part of our 1st album, but at the moment we are planning to release them as singles.
Do you have any shows coming up?
3rd of May in Dublin Castle – Camden
London 19th of June in Hope and Anchor – London
What else can we expect in Early 2020?
Planning to record our 1st album, some live sessions and hit the road touring around Europe.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists? We are worked with photographer Sop Rodchenvko for the cover of ‘Citizen’ and with LondonFilmMakers for the video, fantastic artist with incredible talent.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Definitely, right now we working with two session musician, for our live shows, drummer and guitarist, but we open for collaborations with another artist too, if there’s anyone interested please contact by email@example.com
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, we are all multi-instrumentalists, David plays guitar, drums, bass, and piano; Sara plays ukulele and bass; Chris plays guitar and piano.
Who are your influences?
Nirvana and The Cure have inspired us by their music, especially their journey as a band and individual musicians… the lyrics, the structure of the songs, the sounds, the effects, the guitars… They have taught us a way to express what we want to be through music.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
London has a big role in the process of the creation of our music because it’s a city full of art everywhere represented in many different ways: the Music, the Art, the Events, the Structures, the Arquicteture, the Colors and the mix of cultures. All this is a big inspiration for us.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully touring around the world with at least 3 recorded albums, playing for our fans and enjoying our lives.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We all have our jobs, so working is where we spend most of our time… But also we like to go to live concerts, gathering with friends and cooking.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
There’s no particular song, there was a variety of bands and artists that influenced us to go into the music, some of them: The Cure, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Tame Impala, Gustavo Cerati, Tal Wilkenfield, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Chet Baker, and many others.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Believe in your music, write good songs, work in your own sound… The most important is to enjoy what you’re doing!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Peace and Music
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
When in Mexico you must visit the Pyramids of Teotihuacan When in Porto (Portugal) you must visit the Douro Riverside.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home
2/ Who do you see first? Family
3/What do you eat first? Tacos
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Soundcheck Tuning instruments Set List Water Enjoy