BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR + RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Boy & Bear have announced an Australian tour in support of their forthcoming album, Limit of Love. Set to kick off at Odeon Theatre in Tasmania on January 22, the tour will move through to Festival Hall Melbourne on January 23, Thebarton Theatre Adelaide on January 29, Red Hill Auditorium Perth on January 30, Hordern Pavillion Sydney on February 12 and will finish up at Riverstage in Brisbane on February 13.
Joining Boy & Bear on stage across the country will be Triple J faves, Art of Sleeping and Montaigne.
Tickets on sale now!
Fri 22 Jan Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Sat 23 Jan Festival Hall, Melbourne
Fri 29 Jan Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sat 30 Jan Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Fri 12 Feb Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Sat 13 Feb Riverstage, Brisbane
Limit of Love will be released globally (excluding the UK) on October 9. Released October 30 in the UK. Preorder now!
Watch the video for ‘Walk The Wire’ here:
BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE SPECIAL RUN OF US TOUR DATES
BAND TO PLAY INTIMATE SHOWS IN NINE MARKETS ACROSS THE U.S. STARTING NOVEMBER 11 IN BROOKLYN, NY AT ROUGH TRADE; INCLUDES RED BULL SOUND SELECT 30 DAYS IN LA ON NOVEMBER 16
Boy & Bear will return to the U.S. this November for a short run of intimate shows in support of their upcoming album Limit Of Love, out October 9. The tour starts on November 11 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY and ends November 22 at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR. On November 16, Boy & Bear will play School Night at Bardot in Los Angeles as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA.
Named one of USA Today’s “5 Australian Acts You Need To Know Now,” Boy & Bear saw huge success in North America in 2014 with single “Southern Sun” from Harlequin Dream, which was Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Chart for five consecutive weeks. The band made their U.S. late night TV debut last summer on CONAN, as well as appeared on NPR’s “World Café With David Dye” and VH1 Big Morning Buzz. In their home country, Harlequin Dream debuted at #1 on the ARIA Top Albums Chart and was certified Platinum.
Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (guitars/vocals), Tim Hart (drums/vocals), Jon Hart (keys/vocals) and Dave Symes (bass/vocals).
Tickets on sale September 11
Wed, Nov 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thur, Nov 12 Boston, MA @ Café 939 at Berklee
Fri, Nov 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Sat, Nov 14 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mon, Nov 16 Hollywood, CA @ Bardot (School Night/ Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days In LA)
Tue, Nov 17 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Thur, Nov 19 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall (PopScene)
Sat, Nov 21 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theatre
Sun, Nov 22 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
BOY & BEAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ WITH THE RELEASE OF FIRST SINGLE ‘WALK THE WIRE’
‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ ALBUM RECORDED WITH RENOWNED PRODUCER ETHAN JOHNS WILL BE RELEASED OCTOBER 9th – PREORDER TODAY
‘WALK THE WIRE’ SINGLE – OUT NOW
With its live premiere at this year’s Splendour In The Grass Festival, Boy & Bear have released ‘Walk the Wire’ the first single from their third studio album Limit of Love. The follow-up to their #1 ARIA Album and platinum-selling Harlequin Dream, Limit of Love is released Friday October 9th in Australia and US and October 30th in the UK.
Limit of Love is available to pre-order today on CD, Digital Download and Limited Edition Vinyl. Fans can also pre-order exclusive limited edition album bundles on the Boy & Bear Store here. Those who pre-order the digital album on iTunes and album bundles on the Boy & Bear Store will receive an instant download ‘Walk the Wire’.
Following a massive touring schedule in 2014 – 170 shows across three continents – Boy & Bear decided to take the momentum they gathered on the road directly into the studio teaming up with renowned producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs) at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio. Their intention, to cut a record the old fashion way – live in the studio, straight to tape, with virtually no overdubs.
WATCH THE MAKING OF ‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ VIDEO HERE
“I was shitting myself,” laughs frontman Dave Hosking, who took on the almost-unheard-of challenge of recording his vocals live with the band. “But it’s funny you know, what made it less intimidating was having someone like Ethan there, who is such an advocate for it. He put it on the table at our first meeting, that he’d be very keen to at least try going for it as a first approach. When we left the meeting we felt pretty good about it. We were up for the challenge.”
The challenge paid off as seen with lead single ‘Walk the Wire’. Fuelled by a gritty guitar and synth groove, and buoyed by the honest, organic production style employed by Johns, the song is a bold new statement of intent.
Another first for Boy & Bear with Limit of Love was to write as a collective. With the demands of the previous year’s touring Hosking – usually the band’s main songwriter – hadn’t had time to craft fully fledged songs. Most of the writing for Limit of Love took place through the first half of 2015, including some particularly focused sessions on the N.S.W. South Coast. It was here, Killian Gavin, Tim Hart, Jon Hart and Dave Symes with Hosking, for the first time collaborated on a number of songs including ‘Walk the Wire’.
“From my end, that new writing method is quite liberating and exciting,” says Hosking. “It means I can still do what I love – sit in my living room and pick up a guitar and sort of purge, plus there’s now double the amount of songs coming in from the band, so we’re drawing from a wider pool.”
Making waves in the Australian music scene since forming in 2009, Boy & Bear’s debut album Moonfire (2011) reached double platinum sales, won 5 five ARIA Awards and saw 3 songs enter Triple J’s Hottest 100. Their sophomore album Harlequin Dream, released in 2013, debuted #1 on the ARIA Album Chart achieved 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 and was nominated for 3 ARIA Awards for that year. Internationally, Boy & Bear saw huge success in North America with single ‘Southern Sun’ (Harlequin Dream) reaching Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Chart for five consecutive weeks and USA Today naming the band one of “5 Australian Acts You Need To Know Now”.
‘Limit of Love’ is a recording that is less about fine-tuning everything to the nth-degree, and more about capturing a band at the height of their powers in an honest, organic way. It’s an approach most modern bands would be too scared to try, but for Boy & Bear, that leap of faith has proven to be a masterstroke.
TRACKLISTING OF “LIMIT OF LOVE”
1. Limit of Love
2. Walk the Wire
3. Where’d You Go
4. Hollow Ground
5. Breakdown Slow
7. A Thousand Faces
8. Man Alone
9. Ghost 11
10. Just Dumb
11. Fox Hole
LEAD SINGLE ‘WALK THE WIRE’ OUT NOW
BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ RELEASED OCTOBER 9th in Australia – PRE-ORDER HERE
‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ ALBUM BUNDLES AVAILABLE ON BOY & BEAR STORE – PRE-ORDER HERE
Including exclusive limited edition 180gm Clear Vinyl and limited edition 140gm White Vinyl
iTunes pre-orders will receive new single “Walk the Wire” instantly
BOY & BEAR AT SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2015!
Splendour In The Grass announced yet another incredible line up for its 2015 festival in Byron Bay. Boy & Bear are excited to join the long list of talented local and international acts playing this year at their second festival appearance for 2015. You can catch them live on Saturday July 25! Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 23 at 9am EST from Moshtix.
Boy & Bear Added to Bluesfest Lineup
Boy & Bear have just been announced as part of the Bluesfest lineup! The annual festival will take place over the Easter long weekend, starting April 2nd in Byron Bay. All event information and tickets can be found here.