Bear’s Den have announced their third studio album, ‘So that you might hear me’, released on 26th April. The band also reveal two new tracks today – ‘Fuel on the Fire’ and ‘Blankets of Sorrow’.
‘So that you might hear me’ was recorded at several studios in Seattle with the producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) and was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy).
A need for connection lies at the heart of the band’s third album. Both bold and exposed, intimate yet expansive, the first two tracks are a perfect example of this: ‘Fuel On The Fire’ pulses and blossoms from the visceral throb of drum machine beats and electric guitars into an orchestral beauty that showcases the more electronic side of the band.
This is juxtaposed with the bewitching ‘Blankets Of Sorrow’ that demonstrates the more intimate Bear’s Den sound and explores themes of familial love and of trying to reach someone who can no longer be reached.
‘So that you might hear me’ is the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Islands’, which earned Bear’s Den an Ivor Novello nomination, and 2016’s more expansive ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’, which reached number six in the UK chart.
The band have sold almost 500,000 records over the course of their career, with ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ seeing them cap four years of non-stop touring selling a total of 100,000 tickets across Europe which included two glorious sold-out homecoming shows at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo.
‘So that you might hear me’ will be released on 26th April on Communion Records.
The band today also announce an intimate European tour, including a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Fans can get tickets at http://www.bearsdenmusic.co.uk/live.
BEAR’S DEN HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
01/04/19 Oosterpoort, Groningen NL
02/04/19 Paradiso, Amsterdam NL
03/04/19 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin DE
04/04/19 Gloria, Cologne DE
06/04/19 Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
07/04/19 Maroquinerie, Paris FR
09/04/19 Rock City, Nottingham UK
10/04/19 Academy, Dublin IE
11/04/19 Limelight 1, Belfast UK
13/04/19 Barrowlands, Glasgow UK
14/04/19 Albert Hall, Manchester UK
16/04/19 O2 Academy, Bristol UK
17/04/19 O2 Guildhall, Southampton UK
23/04/19 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK