“To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect with Androcles and the Lion. All I knew was that they were from Athens. I was shocked and impressed with what I heard! Everyone was throwing out names of artists or bands that they thought Androcles and the Lion sounded like… but the sound that was most prevalent was fearlessness. It takes huge cojones to come into a “dive” bar that you’ve never played in before and throw down a solid set of slow jams and set the place on fire (metaphorically speaking).”-
Androcles and the Lion formed in August 2010, after songwriters, McKendrick Bearden and Austin Harris, moved to Athens. The pair met while studying music at LaGrange College. To pass the time while working on composition projects the two began writing songs together. Upon graduating from LaGrange and moving to Athens, they were introduced to percussionist, Paul Stevens. In August 2011, the group released their debut EP, “As Far As Blindness Could See.” The album was recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens with engineer and producer, Drew Vandenberg. Androcles and the Lion is McKendrick Bearden, Austin Harris, and Paul Stevens.