Bear Cavalry and Crushing Blows Give Away Split Track

Bear Cavalry and Crushing Blows Give Away Split Track

These two unique bands are giving away a split free download single as a taster for their free entry shows together on Tues 23rd October at The Old Blue Last, London.

You can enjoy this music for free at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/alcopop/sets/bear-cavalry-crushing-blows

Both of these tracks are pretty cool and well worth a listen.

They are getting a lot of support from the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, John Kennedy and Tom Robinson. Don’t be surprised if you see them at one of their forthcoming gigs.

Crushing Blows first then… ‘The People Who You Will Never Meet’ was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show. The track is long at 4:36 but is a great commercial single and captures the different vocal tones of the band really well. Cool song that runs at a slower yet entrancing pace compared with earlier tracks like ‘Hiding Place’ and ‘Nightworker’. Definitely a song that you will want to play again and again. CB’s tour starts on Friday (19th) so they decided to make their new EP available digitally on their bandcamp page – http://crushingblows.bandcamp.com. You can pay what you like for it. Pre orders of the CD still come with a free vinyl.

Crushing Blows free EP

Crushing Blows free EP

You can see Crushing Blows live at the following locations:

Tuesday 23rd October – Old Blue Last, London, with Bear Cavalry
Wednesday 24th October – Firebug Bar, Leicester
Thursday 25th October – JT Soar, Nottingham
Saturday 27th October – The Cavern, Exeter
Saturday 10th November – FEAR OF FICTION FESTIVAL – Bristol
Thursday 29th November – Bull and Gate, London

Bear Cavalry’s ‘Aubrey Plaza’ has more of an indie pop sound and whilst I didn’t enjoy this as much as the Crushing Blows track it still is very commercial and there will be lots of people out there who will really enjoy this.  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.

Bear Cavalry Free Show

Bear Cavalry Free Show

Bear Cavalry are set to release their brand new EP “Puryss” on November 5th through Alcopop! Records, alongside a 7 date tour.

Remaining dates available to see them live:

22/10      Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth

23/10      The Old Blue Last, London

10/11      Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth (with Maximo Park)

Whilst this review came out too late for the Livepool gig you can hear both these bands for free on Tuesday 23rd October at The Old Blue Last, London.

By Doug Duffin

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