Born Animal is putting the rock back in indie-rock. Created by Ryan Stowe, and Stephen Luther in 2015, the then-college-students hit their stride immediately, wowing audiences with electric live shows and songs that won’t get out of your head. Taking influence from every decade of music, Born Animal blends riff-based rock with powerhouse vocals and rebellious lyricism.
The next year of writing and rehearsing culminated in Celebration Revolution, self-released on Dec. 1st 2017. The EP was featured on Lightning 100, Pancakes & Whiskey (NYC), The Deli (Nashville) and charted at #140 on the NACC Charts. During that time, the band transitioned to a regional act, touring the southern U.S. and appearing at four SXSW 2018 shows. Not forgetting love for their home city of Nashville, Born Animal also played Vanderbilt’s Rites of Spring 2018 and was a finalist in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem. The band also had a lineup change in 2019, with Adam Uttz taking over on drums and Hunter Bishop on lead guitar.
Born Animal’s third EP Even If It Breaks was released in June 2019, and in celebration the band played a sold-out release show in their hometown of Nashville. The EP was followed by the release of the single 15 Seconds. Inspired by the sound of Nashville greats like The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, 15 Seconds highlights the group’s progression into the mainstream rock genre.
With the rollercoaster of 2020 in full swing, Born Animal has taken this opportunity to expand into uncharted territory. Their newest single Last of Your Kind features Baritone Saxophone and a feature from Philadelphia-based rap artist MULU. With the pandemic, the 2020 election, and racial unrest facing America, Last Of Your Kind explores the cultural revolution and paradigm shift that has shaken our world. Last Of Your Kind will be available everywhere on October 28th.