Bear Cavalry

Bear Cavalry release a free download of a storming remix of their latest track “Aubrey Plaza” by Newcastle based electro-poppers Shields.

After rave reviews of their latest EP “Puryss” including 5/5 Single Of The Month from Artrocker and a 9/10 write up in Rocksound the band unleash Shields’ funked up electro banger of a remix of “Aubrey Plaza”. XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris is already a huge fan of the track, playing it on his XFM show last week.

Download/share the track (free DL) here.

You can listen to the bands’ Puryss EP here.

The 405 – 8/10 What we have here is unquestionably one of the most inventive EPs of the year… a 4-song musical odyssey that covers so much ground that it’s impossible to know where to start with them.

Bear Cavalry

Artrocker – 5/5 Bear Cavalry have demonstrated a much wider understanding of the musical landscape than many of their counter parts with this EP.

Rocksound – 9/10 There’s a genuine thrill to be had when soaring choruses crowned in frontman Louis Pinder’s glorious falsetto give way to buzz-saw riffs and subsequent spazzed-out- rock-outs. It’s intelligent and unashamedly danceable stuff.

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 Guardian – Newcastle five-piece Shields are producing a synth sensation, with catchy pop melodies, charming harmonies and layers of intricate indie sounds.

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.

Bear Cavalry

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 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 all pledged their allegiance 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 and a show supporting Maximo Park the band play one last show of the year in London at Power Lunches, Hackney, London 23rd November.


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