Friday, 15 October 2010

Boy & Bear + The Heartbreaks

I've got so much right now that I want to talk about right now that I'm just going to have to make this a two parter, especially since the blog police has declared that multiple posts per day is just not the done thing, apparently.

First up, is Australian up-tempo folk 5-piece Boy & Bear, who manage to combine the intricate melodies of First Aid Kit with rockier guitars and drums pretty well on upcoming single 'Mexican Mavis.' I'd personally love to hear them make a track in a similar vein to the first 45 seconds of 'Mexican Mavis,' but that's just me being super-picky.

Boy & Bear - Mexican Mavis by PurplePR

Anyway, their 5 track EP, With Emperor Antarctica, is out on 6th December. If you're in the British Isles between now and December you may be able to see them live. Their sets have been described as 'storming.'

Boy & Bear ‘With Emperor Antarctica’ UK/Ireland tour
Sun 28th Belfast Black Box
Tues 30th Dublin Academy 2

Thurs 2nd Glasgow Captains Rest
Fri 3rd Manchester Night & Day
Sun 5th Bristol Louisiana
Mon 6th Brighton The Hope
Tues 7th Oxford Jericho Tavern
Weds 8th London Luminaire (EP launch)

Still here? Good.

Next, is The Heartbreaks, who make their very own brand of English rock'n'roll that combine fun and danceable music with rather slightly more depressing lyrics which always makes me unsure as to how to enjoy it, but enjoy it I do. They make me think that this is the kind of music that The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart might make if they were from England and that is definitely something that I, and you too, would like.

The Heartbreaks - I Didn't Think It Would Hurt To Think Of You by PurplePR

If my support wasn't enough to persuade you, the fact that they are supporting the Grandaddy of 'indie' Carl Barât on his upcoming tour may just do that.

Fri 15th Brighton Coalition
Sat 16th Cambridge Haymakers
Sun 17th Stoke Sugarmill
Mon 18th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thur 21st Glasgow Oran Mor
Fri 22nd Leeds Cockpit
Sat 23rd Manchester Deaf Institute
Mon 25th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Tue 26th Bristol Thekla
Wed 27th London Scala

Sorry for the super long post.

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