BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TO SUPPORT #1 AUSTRALIAN ALBUM ‘HARLEQUIN DREAM’ (OUT NOW)
WATCH “SOUTHERN SUN” VIDEO BELOW
Boy & Bear Nominated For Three ARIA Awards
Including Best Group, Best Rock Album And Producer Of The Year
After several years abroad, Australia’s Boy & Bear announce their much-anticipated return to North America to support their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream (available now at iTunes).
Known for their remarkable live performance, Boy & Bear made their first appearance on North American shores in 2011 at Lollapalooza, where they impressed the crowd with beautifully crafted songs infused with guitar riffs, mandolins, keys, banjos and lush vocal harmonies.
Lead single “Southern Sun” is a shining example of that dreamy pop panache and vivid storytelling. Coasting along on a lilting acoustic guitar, it builds into an undeniable hook. “It’s a really simple song,” says lead singer Dave Hosking. “I was always fascinated by something like America’s ‘Horse with No Name’. The song is only two chords, but it’s completely captivating. That was in my mind. The longer I do this, the more I appreciate subtlety in music.”
Watch The Official Music Video For “Southern Sun” Here:
Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia’s legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty). Already #1 in Australia, Harlequin Dream is nominated for several ARIA Awards, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at the 2011 ARIAs, including the coveted album and group categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Alternative Album.
Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), Jon Hart (vocals/keys/mandolin) and Dave Symes (bass).
In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Boy & Bear.
Wednesday, March 19 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Saturday, March 22 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
Monday, March 24 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wednesday, March 26 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thursday, March 27 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
Friday, March 28 Toronto, ON @ Garrison
Saturday, March 29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Monday, March 31 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Tuesday, April 1 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park
Wednesday, April 2 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Thursday, April 3 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Friday, April 4 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Sunday, April 6 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Tuesday, April 8 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Wednesday, April 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
1. Southern Sun
2. Old Town Blues
3. Harlequin Dream
4. Three Headed Woman
6. A Moment’s Grace
7. End Of The Line
8. Back Down The Black
9. Real Estate
11. Arrow Flight
Nettwerk Music Group | www.nettskinny.com
323-698-1843 | firstname.lastname@example.org
On The Road
The tour is off to a great start so far with both Sydney, and all three Melbourne, shows completely selling out! Next stop is Byron Bay, then up to QLD for a Gold Coast and sold out Brisbane show. Make sure you are following @boyandbear on Instagram for all their on-the-road snaps. Killian’s alter-ego, Neil Moon, has also joined the wonderful world of social media. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @neil_moon for biblical puns and entertaining images of his journey across Australia with a broken toe.
Boy & Bear Tour Starts Today!
It’s been a while in the making – but our National Tour starts TODAY!
We’re pumped to be seeing you guys and bringing Harlequin Dream to life.
There’s still a handful of tickets left for some shows – check out our website for details: boyandbear.com/shows/
If you’re instagraming any photos, tag #HarlequinDream @boyandbear
Boy & Bear announce UK release of the second album, Harlequin Dream, on January 13th, 2014.
With their bold and brave new album Harlequin Dream, Boy & Bear went straight to the number 1 spot in their native Australia. Lead single, Southern Sun, also out on the 13th of January has that powerful urgency, that’s not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and colour to a track that bridges the new with the familiar. The album, their first since signing with Nettwerk Records was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, and Father John Misty)
Watch official video for Southern Sun: http://youtu.be/M3q_SchLR0I
Harlequin Dream follows on from the bands debut LP, Moonfire, which sold platinum in Australia and earned the Sydney five piece an astonishing five awards in 2011’s ARIA awards, including the coveted group and best album prizes.
“With Moonfire” says singer/ songwriter Dave Hoskings we were trying so hard to not sound like other bands; it was such a driving force, trying to find our identity. This time around we just followed what felt was musical and embraced more pop structures” Guitarist Killian Gavin feels it’s an “older sounding record” than their debut “Sharing some music from the 70s was a clear decision that we made. What we’ve made feels older and more rounded than the first record. It’s more pop, less folk”
The band return to the UK in February
Thursday 20th February – Glasgow- King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Friday 21st February- Manchester- Deaf Institute
Saturday 22nd February- Bristol- Thekla
Tuesday 25th -February- London- Village Underground
Wednesday 26th- February- Brighton- Green Door Store