Bear Cavalry are set to release their brand new EP 'Puryss' on November 5th through Alcopop! Records, alongside a 7 date tour into the bargain!
Bear Cavalry, a rapidly emerging 4 piece from the sleepy town of Gosport on the south coast, are no strangers to making waves - and with this four track EP - it looks like a trend set to continue.
Classically difficult to pigeonhole, this perfectly formed package, which acts as a taster to the debut album due summer 2013, combines all the intense anthemic musicality of Everything Everything, whilst still retaining the cheekily laid-back charms akin to Vampire Weekend. Chuck in the odd Field Music-esque breakdown, fuzzing riffs and Foals-y phraseology of vocalist Louis Pinder, and you've got something pretty special - and an obvious progression on all that's come from them before.
Previously championed by the likes of Rocksound who branded them 'cheery summery math-rock akin to Foals and Tall Ships', Edith Bowman and Steve Lamacq, even Skrillex has got in on the act, loving their off-kilter cover of his hit 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' so much that he used it to in his live sets. Meanwhile, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, John Kennedy and Tom Robinson have been involved too - not bad for a band only a couple of years in the making.
Already having enjoyed a flush festival summer with stand-out shows at the likes of Southsea Festival, Blissfields, Strawberry Fields and a headline show at the 2000 capacity, legendary Razzmatazz Club in Barcelona - Bear Cavalry will be ripping up the following venues in October and November and releasing a free for all split single with tour partners Crushing Blows.
Bear Cavalry upcoming UK shows:
23 October 2012 - The Old Blue Last, London
10 November 2012 Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth (with Maximo Park)
Rocksound - "Bear Cavalry's music is an optimistic racket, merging math-rock rhythms with danceable sunshine pop."
Musical Mathematics - "A bold statement of a band simultaneously having and eating their cake - a collection of sun-drenched hits in the making, filled to the brim with both angular guitar lines and unpredictable song structures."
The Blue Walrus - "A chirpy, sunny disposition with a little jazz-fusion complexity sprinkled around to keep the listener on their toes."
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