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Bear's Den perform 'Elysium' for The Crypt Sessions
London based trio, Bear’s Den joined us recently for a hauntingly powerful performance of their single, Elysium. It’s an elegiac paean to the redemptive power of friendship and the song that marked the point Bear’s Den, for many, went from best kept secret to new favourite band!
Bear's Den are, Andrew Davie (guitar, vocals), Joey Haynes (guitar) and Kev Jones (drums, bass). Inspired by Maurice Sendak’s 1963 children’s classic ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, Bear's Den create music which -whisper it- dares to be both literate and profound while, crucially, remaining universally accessible. Since forming in 2012, the trio have built a fervent fanbase through their live shows and a dedicated DIY aesthetic that originally saw them self-fund tours and sell hand printed CDs direct to fans at gigs.
2014 has been quite the year for them; having played alongside the likes of Mumford and Sons and Daughter and not to mention sold out shows aplenty in their own right across the U.K. and U.S. Their critically acclaimed debut album, Islands was released earlier this year and recorded with long-term producer Ian Grimble at Church Studios. It’s lyrically both restrained yet richly descriptive, the product of Davie’s novelistic approach to songwriting.
‘Elysium’ is taken from the debut album, ‘Islands’ which is out now on Communion Records. https://itunes.apple.com/gb...
And the band will be touring the UK and Europe early next year, culminating in a massive headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 3rd March. Listings for the full tour as well as tickets as all up on the band’s official site here: http://www.bearsdenmusic.co...
We’re delighted to let you in on the first of two sessions recorded for The Crypt Sessions. Enjoy.
The Crypt Sessions
D.O.P. - Michael Sanders
Camera - George Petais
Camera - Adam Williams
Camera - Paul Roscouet
Sound - Anthony Leung
Editor - Phil Poole
Producer - Ricky Barber
and special thanks to Shift 4 Facilities