Put simply, Lost Like Lions is an alt-rock foursome from Buffalo, New York. One line about a band makes their formation seem straightforward; I mean, a band is just getting people together and playing some music. The background of a group isn’t really all that important…but, it actually is.
This musical endeavour began when Derrik Schiersing (vocals and guitar) continued playing with Jamie Bigaj (guitar) after leaving other bands; however, that was quite shortlived. In the summer of 2018, after years of absence, Derrik began writing songs again and recruited Jamie with Matt Kusmierz (bass) and Jim Kaczmarski (drums) to, once again, pursue the musical dream that is Lost Like Lions. Since coming together, the group has supported The Ataris and had their music played on several alternative rock radio stations. The new single, preceding their EP release, is ‘Enemies’.
From Jamie’s guitar opening to Derrik’s husky vocals and the clever placement of bass and drums, it is clear Lost Like Lions is influenced by ‘9os and early 2000s pop-rock legends, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory and Foo Fighters. Not only does ‘Enemies’ show a strong likeness to those iconic bands, but the concept follows on from the adolescent angst of the generation. When things become stale and you grow older, it is easy to question absolutely everything from relationships to political opinions. In the end, as Lost Like Lions so eloquently state, it was much easier when “we were kids” and the greatest worry was “where and what are we drinking tonight”.
An instantly addictive single, ‘Enemies’ showcases the gents’ passion for music in a raw and honest way. Lost Like Lions has already supported The Ataris, but it won’t be long before they control sold-out stadiums with their anthemic sound. I’m a great fan of Tyson Ritter, but I think there’s a rival in the works with Derrik Schiersing. In fact, Derrik could already take Tyson down with his throaty vocals.