| * FIERCE PANDA RELEASES ‘PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR’ COMPILATION *
* PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE FOR MUSIC-YOU-MAY-LOVE *
A bearly awake fierce panda one sheet
The Release: ‘PLEASE LOOK AFTER THIS BEAR’
The Artists: VARIOUS
The Formats: DIGITAL COMPILATION
The Release Date: FEBRUARY 24TH 2017
The Incomprehensible Truth: these are tough times in the indie firmament, panda people. Record sales are falling off the edge of a crumbling cliff. The remainder of the cliff is tumbling down on top of whatever is left of the music industry standing on a beach, balefully staring at the sea. Time for something slightly different, then…
‘Please Look After This Bear’ is a download compilation which consists of sixteen tracks by sixteen various vivacious recent / current artists released on fierce panda records throughout 2016. It was launched on November 11th on Spotify via http://louderthanwar.com/exclusive-stream-new-fierce-panda-compilation/ and it will be exclusively ‘released’ on a donation basis via www.fiercepanda.co.uk on November 25th whereby we invite you, the panda punter, to pay-what-you-like for music-you-may-love.
That’s right. You can – not quite literally – cough up anything you desire, from one shiny penny to £12.62 (that’s 16 x 79 iTune pennies, fiscal fact fans) or some point in-between, or somewhere way beyond, or whatever the heck you feel, right here:
The ‘Please Look After This Bear’ title and indeed artwork is cribbed from the story of Paddington. The track-listing is in alphabetical order of the acts. Most of these songs are from albums, mini-albums or EPs which came out over the past year and which are available from your favourite digital outlets or www.fiercepanda.co.uk right now. We reckon it sounds pretty lovely, even when it's really angry. That's how we roll...
01. ALMA ‘The Lighthouse’ (Maybeshewill Remix)
Fruitily upbeat reworking of post-rock creeper which originally appeared on the ‘ALMA’ album.
02. ALPHADUKA ‘Re-Animator’
Hazy indie delights from South London trio, off the ‘Alphaduka’ mini-album
03. COQUIN MIGALE ‘PT. 2’
Hectically intense indierock from Newcastle, off the ‘Munro’ album.
04. DESPERATE JOURNALIST ‘Leave Home’
Caustic girl-fronted gritpop from North London quartet, off the ‘Good Luck’ EP
05. FAKE LAUGH ‘Mind Tricks’
Frisky ‘60s-tinged pop joy by Southern Englandshire maverick.
06. GHOST SUNS ‘Wait Out’
Slinky electropop delights from French duo living in North London.
07. ALBERT GOLD ‘Handcuffs’
Lovely old school synthy soulpop from Hackney trooper.
08. THE HOSTS ‘Make My Heart Turn Blue’
Heart-pumping harmonic magic from Sheffield retromaniacs, off the ‘Moon’ album.
09. MASAKICHI ‘Spring’
Epic yearning femme-fronted rock from London trio, off the 'Hummingbird' mini-album.
10. MATES OF STATE ‘Staring Contest’
Powercrazed synthpop palaver from American duo. off the ‘You're Going To Make It‘ EP.
11. PESKY! ‘Heartbeat’
Lush shoegaze loveliness from Cumbrian schoolkids, off the ‘Smells Like Tween Spirit’ album.
12. PILE ‘The World Is Your Motel’
Bendy post-hardcore tricksiness from Boston heroes. From the ‘You’re Better Than This’ album.
13. RAGLANS ‘Who Knows’
Hectic guitar-wringing alt.rock from Dublin quartet, off the ‘Again & Again’ EP
14. SEAN GRANT & THE WOLFGANG ‘Take A Man’s Body’
Stompingly stirring alt.folk.rock from Northampton, off the ‘7 Deadly 7’ EP.
15. SURFER BLOOD ‘I Can’t Explain’
Chirpily morose indiepop from Floridian riffers, off the ‘1000 Palms’ album.
16. WHISTLEJACKET ‘Oh Brother’
Scuzzy pyschrock from South London quintet, off the ‘Oh Brother’ EP.