Live in London: Bear Hands

Bear Hands are a band that’s been hyped for a couple of years now without seemingly making the breakthrough. It could be due to the range of their songs, and the apparent absence of a cohesive style; as one song verges on thrash, the next has a folk edge.  Or it could be due to the ongoing absence of a first album to follow up  the Golden EP in 2007, something which is soon to be rectified this winter. 

Whatever the explanation, the Brooklyn rockers remain an interesting, energetic well worth checking out, especially if you like mighty drum-led licks or sumptuous string work – both evident on single What A Drag, which came out in the spring.  And check them out you can this August/September, as the fourpiece embark on a short UK tour.  Full details are on their MySpace page, but here are the three London dates:

Live dates:
Mon 31 August – Lock Tavern, Camden
Wed 2 September – Vibe Bar, Shoreditch
Thurs 3 September – The MacBeth, Hoxton

Bear Hands on MySpace

MP3:
Bear Hands – What A Drag (zSHARE)

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~ by ripamel on 03/08/2009.

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