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China Bears Get The Cold Shivers!
29th July 2019
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** CHINA BEARS GET THE COLD SHIVERS! **
** NEW SINGLE, NEW EP AND AUTUMN TOUR ANNOUNCED! **

A quietly amazed fierce panda one sheet

The Act: CHINA BEARS

The Release: ‘COLD SHIVERS’

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: JULY 26TH 2019

The Digital Link: https://orcd.co/chinabears_coldshivers

The Truth: China Bears were formed in Somerset in 2015 by twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar). The line-up was completed after meeting bassist James and drummer Dean at university in Guildford later that year. In the midst of the midsummer madness they have released a new single, the thoroughly chilled ‘Cold Shivers’. Not only they but the quartet have announced the release of their exquisite debut EP, 'I've Never Met Anyone Like You', on August 9th as well as a full national tour in November which has graciously become part of fierce panda's 25th anniversary celebrations - full dates below.

Following on from the barnstorming ‘Stay For Good’ and the lusciously sad-faced springtime follow-up ‘Sunday’ their new single ‘Cold Shivers’ – their third for fierce panda – is a slow-burning journey through tremulous vocals and crushing old school emo power chords. All three of these tracks will be making an appearance on the ‘I've Never Met Anyone Like You' EP - add in the deceptively blossoming 'Trick Myself' and the quietly amazed melancholy of the title track and you have a release for these complex ages by a quartet heading for the grandest of stages.

For here is a band which gently bandies around words like "honesty"; a band which make music which can be painfully intimate, but enormously approachable; a band which nods sagely at the stadium-sized introspection of The National, Dry The River, Snow Patrol and Death Cab For Cutie; and a band which, in the case of the aforementioned 'Sunday' can come up with a sublimely sub-hysterical hook which goes: “Good God it’s a Sunday afternoon / What are you doing on the kitchen floor again?”

Happily before cuddling up to fierce panda China Bears had already self-released three sultry tracks, ‘Meet Me In London’, ‘Hydra’ and ‘Night Calls’, earning airplay from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music, John Kennedy on Radio X and Melita Dennett via BBC Introducing in The South along the way. Along another way they’ve had notable support slots with acts such as Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, The Howl & The Hum, Declan McKenna, The Big Moon and Blackwaters and are currently cruising through the summer festival circuit. Go be quietly amazed at these gigs here:

August 16th – Farnham – Weyfest Music Festival
August 23rd – Bridgewater – The Cobblestones
September 3rd - London - Sofar Sounds
September 4th – London – Sebright Arms
September 5th - Thame - The Stables
(+ National Service + Prima Queen)
September 14th - Bledlow - Bledfest
September 17th - London - Tamesis Dock
September 22nd - London - Sofar Sounds
September 27th - Basingstoke - The Loft
October 10th - Portsmouth - Edge Of The Wedge
October 25th – Bedford – Esquires (w/ Bridges)
October 26th - Gloucester - Underground Festival

I’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE YOU TOUR
(fierce panda records : 25 alive)
Mon 11th - Brighton - Latest Music Bar
Sun 17th - Exeter - Cavern
Mon 18th - Birmingham - Sunflower Lounge
Tues 19th - Bristol - Crofters Rights
Wed 20th - Guildford - Boileroom
Thur 21st - Cardiff - Tiny Rebel
Fri 22nd - Colchester - CODA
Sat 23rd – Norwich - Bermuda Bob’s Hi-Fi
Sun 24th - Leicester - Soundhouse
Mon 25th - Manchester - Castle Hotel
Tues 26th - Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club
Wed 27th - York - Fulford Arms
Thurs 28th - Newcastle - Surf Cafe
Fri 29th - Sheffield - Cafe Totem
Sat 30th - Liverpool - The Jacaranda

www.facebook.com/chinabearsband
www.fiercepanda.co.uk

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