Bear’s Den “Helen of Hammersmith Bridge” – Listen

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We are a loving family here in AUK Towers who can disagree with civility about some things, that’s before we’ve had our fourth pint, after which things turn ugly, very ugly. A point in question is the new EP by British folk rock band Bear’s Den which our reviewer recently castigated as “sadly like listening to an adolescent trying his hand at romantic poetry” – while this particular writer thought the whole EP was quite lovely and definitely preferable to actually being in a bear’s den. ‘Helen of Hammersmith Bridge’ is described by the band as a song which “aims to capture the intimacy and the enormity of falling in love for the first time. The total loss of control, surrendering yourself and how easy it is to lose sight of yourself when the world around you becomes rose-tinted.” If only we could remember what that feels like. It features on this month’s exclusive supporters playlist along with tracks by Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper – you know, that lot. Found out how to become a supporter here.

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Martin Johnson

Americana UK has just had a chat with Bear’s Den’s Andrew Davie which will be posted in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes open if you want to get the background to the EP.