Parallel Lions

Separated from the album Holding Patterns

Telephone Line from the album Holding Patterns

Hereafter from the album Holding Patterns

Parallel Lions is a three-piece band formed by Ollie Browne (front man of Melbourne band Art of Fighting) on vocals/guitar, with Hamish Michael on guitar/keys/vocals, and Sam Bates on drums. The band, a new vehicle for Browne’s ARIA award winning song-writing, aims to take the basis of what made Art Of Fighting popular; texture, melody and a sense of reflective melancholy, and update it for the late zeroes and beyond.

An emphasis on movement and rhythm, a fresh production approach, and collaboration with musicians from outside of his musical peer group has allowed Browne and Parallel Lions to reach beyond the more classic guitar band sound Art Of Fighting have found success in.

Parallel Lions debut album features 11 songs of forward thinking, modern guitar-based music. From the elegant, orchestral ‘Taste of Your Heart’, to the marching, breezy pop of ‘Telephone Line’, to the latin fused outburst of ‘For You’, the band’s philosophy is to create coherent and memorable music via unconventional avenues.

Three of the album’s tracks feature string sections scored by Melbourne jazz trumpeter Eugene Ball and recorded by the Silo Quartet. The recording was engineered and mixed by Sydney producer Tim Whitten (Clouds, Crow, The Necks, Powderfinger, Augie March) at Birdland and Newmarket studios May-June ’09 with the financial assistance of Vic Rocks September ’08 funding round.


Dates Venue


Albums / Lp’s

Ollie Browne Holding Patterns (2009)
Hamish Michael
Sam Bates

Latest Release


Holding Patterns

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