Scotland hasn't coughed out a classic band in about five minutes or so.
Could Hunter & The Bear be that band? Well, if the electrifying response to their live shows are any kind of judgement, they might just follow in that lineage of superb Scottish groups with their healthy roots North of the Border.
Recently playing a storming set at TRSNSMT in Glasgow, the group dropped new single 'Electric' into the set to receive an emphatic thumbs up from fans.
Out shortly, it manages to condense their stellar live energy into one gilded piece of stomping indie rock.
Hunter & The Bear explain...
"The song came off the back of a big break from gigs. Looking back I think it was the frustration of waiting that sparked the whole thing. It’s weird, even with a diary full of awesome festivals like TRNSMT and our own headline tour on the horizon, the time off can still be hard to get your head around. You can end up feeling like caged animals."
"That’s the headspace we were in and now when we get to go play it in front of big crowds it’s the perfect medicine for that feeling."
Constructed in the studio, 'Electric' is the sound of Hunter & The Bear finding their feet in a different environment. They continue:
"We wanted to capture all the angst and pent up energy in the recording so went for a fully live set up which we’ve never been able to properly do before. It felt like we’d found our studio swagger when we were in there and our producer Jason Elliott was an absolute boss throughout. Pumped to see what people think."
Tune in now.
Catch Hunter & The Bear at the following shows:
4 Manchester Gorilla
6 Birmingham O2 Institute
7 Bristol Thekla
9 Cambridge Junction
10 London Scala
12 Nottingham Bodega
20 Glasgow The Garage (SOLD OUT)
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