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. With the help of producer Dean Alexander, Even If It Breaks is stacked with anthems, head bangers, and a guiding message of perseverance in spite of failure and doubt. The album has been featured on Lightning 100 and 102.9 The Buzz.
Born Animal’s latest single 15 Seconds is due out Spring 2020. 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. Ryan explains, “we’re walking this delicate line between raw recording techniques and polished post-production, and the result of this approach unifies rock and dance, clean and dirty, rawness and accessibility. It’s a fun tune that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I wrote it.” 15 Seconds will be available everywhere March 26th.