Bear’s Den are back with a new album and UK dates in April – Listen

Bear’s Den have announced details of their third studio album ‘So That You Might Hear Me’ which will be released on 26th April in the UK. The new record was recorded at several studios in Seattle with the producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy). The first two tracks, which you can hear below, are a good indication of the directions the band are heading in: ‘Fuel On The Fire’ pulses with drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral epic that showcases the more electronic side of the band. But fear not folkies, this is juxtaposed with ‘Blankets Of Sorrow’ that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached.

‘So That You Might Hear Me’ is the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Islands’, which earned Bear’s Den an Ivor Novello nomination, and 2016’s more expansive ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’, which reached number six in the UK chart. The band have sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career, with ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ seeing them cap four years of non-stop touring selling a total of 100,000 tickets across Europe which included two sold-out homecoming shows at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo.  The new album will be released on 26th April on Communion Records.

‘SO THAT YOU MIGHT HEAR ME’ TRACKLISTING:

1. Hiding Bottles
2. Fossils
3. Fuel on the Fire
4. Breaker / Keeper
5. Not Every River
6. Laurel Wreath
7. Crow
8. Conversations with Ghosts
9. Evangeline
10. Blankets of Sorrow

BEAR’S DEN HEADLINE TOUR DATES 2019: 

10/04/19 Academy, Dublin IE
11/04/19 Limelight 1, Belfast UK
13/04/19 Barrowlands, Glasgow UK
14/04/19 Albert Hall, Manchester UK
16/04/19 O2 Academy, Bristol UK
17/04/19 O2 Guildhall, Southampton UK
23/04/19 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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