Once I Was A Lion

by Mad Machines

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Somewhere between Disco and Punk… you’ll find Mad Machines, overdriven and underpaid.
A five-piece cutthroat rock ensemble, the Toronto based group excels at taking the strange, the macabre and the seductive to new realms of sonic glory. The music bends and weaves through stripper dipped rock and roll rompers, into dreamy LSD flavored pop laments of girlfriends past... Mad Machines is not to be taken lightly, and certainly not to be missed.

“Once I was a Lion is a strange departure of a song for us, it was actually initially inspired by Disney’s The Lion King. I woke up one day with one of the songs from that film in my head and it got me to thinking something along the lines of, “what if Simba turned out to be a fuck-up drunkard of a king? Wouldn’t that be funny!” however as the song evolved; I found myself also writing a reflection piece on how at some point or another, we all feel like kings and queens of our respective kingdoms. It’s a feel-good tune, like Nirvana meets the Beach Boys… all in all just a fun pop-rocker for us.” - Jordan Lassalle


released February 6, 2017
Written, Produced & Recorded by Mad Machines
Lyrics by Jordan Lassalle
Mixed by Andrew Wiseman, Mastered by Andre Sousa
Engineered by Joseph Slegtenhorst @ Joe's Garage Studios
Artwork: Dead Men Design

Jordan Lassalle - Vocals, Guitars
Raymond Cara - Drumkit, Percussives, Vocals
Jordan Quinn - Keys, FX
Neil Culbert - Guitars, Vocals
Joseph Slegtenhorst - Bass



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Mad Machines Toronto, Ontario

Mad Machines is a collective of friends and musicians, who have crossed over both bands and genres to create a sonic whirlwind of Rock n Roll artistry!

Based out of Toronto Ontario Canada, the band seamlessly bridges gaps between Hard Rock and Funk, Punk-Noir, Dream Pop and Disco.

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