|China Bears Hit The North And Elsewhere!|
|6th June 2022|
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| ** CHINA BEARS TRAVEL FUR AND WIDE FOR NEW SINGLE AND EP! **
The Act: CHINA BEARS
The Release: 'SOMEONE KILL THIS PARTY'
The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE
The Release Date: JULY 27TH 2022
The Truth: China Bears consist of twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar) alongside bassist James and drummer Dean. They have announced their return with a full UK tour in October and a brand new single called 'Someone Kill This Party'. Classic China Bears it is too - all trembling guitars and mournful vocals building to a thoroughly piqued peak.
'Someone Kill This Party' is taken from the forthcoming China Bears' third EP 'All That Distance', which encapsulates the increasingly vigorous, ever-vivacious Bears live show, a set full of melodic thrust and half-maddened emotions, with emboldened singer Ivan driving the band onwards.
You get the sense that for China Bears there is little time to waste. One of the many, many casualties of the Covid 19 impact on SXSW ‘20, China Bears were then supposed to find some solace playing a springtime tour of the UK…which then got rescheduled for September…which was re-rescheduled for spring 2021...which finally took place in October last year. Making up for that lost time the Bears have hurtled into 2022, headlining the Lexington in London in February and storming through official showcases at SXSW, Focus Wales and The Great Escape in Brighton.
After self-releasing 3 singles the alt-indie five-piece teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of the EPs 'I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You' and 'Statue Still', picking up attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Gigwise, NPR & Radio X. Along the way China Bears have played extensively around the UK, with notable support slots for bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Geneva, Neon Waltz and The Howl & The Hum. Next up they head out to these fine venues here, here and there...
China Bears Live:
“Their sound unfurls as a package of unfaltering songwriting with whispers of The National and Dry The River...Brimming with astute and sophisticated songwriting and enhanced by racing riffs and compelling percussion, it toes the line between thought-provoking and euphoric." - Gigwise
"The group sounds fully in command of a big, vibrant sound that calls on its influences — just about any anthemic indie-rock band of this century — while still sounding distinct." - NPR
"Tapping into those bright vocals, relatable lyrics and some delicious guitars, they're ready to fill big venues...Remember what made you love Snow Patrol so much? China Bears have that je ne sais quoi in spades - updated for 2020." - Gigwise