Bearsuit back with new single
COLIN WILSON Lo-fi Norwich popsters Bearsuit return to Norwich Arts Centre on Monday, April 10, to launch their new single Steven ******* Spielberg.
Lo-fi Norwich popsters Bearsuit return to Norwich Arts Centre on Monday, April 10, to launch their new single Steven ******* Spielberg.
The six-piece band play everything from cinematic melodic waltzes to catchy electro disco and hard punk screaming riot grrl noise. They've been described as a mix of Belle and Sebastian, Huggy Bear, and Sonic Youth with electronic twists and turns, and screamy art-punk to top things off.
Since playing their first gig in 2001, the band have notched up four Radio 1 sessions on the legendary John Peel show and three Festive 50 top-five hits, including the number two slot in 2004 with Chargr. They have also taken their lo-fi pop tunes to Sweden's finest art-rock noise-pop festival, Emmaboda, where they played alongside Kaito and Deerhoof, and played dates in Amsterdam with Magoo.
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Steven ******* Spielberg (released through Fantastic Plastic) is Bearsuit's first new release since their album Team Ping Pong which came out last November.
Bearsuit are Iain Ross(vocals/ guitar), Cerian Hamer (keyboard/ cornet/ violin/ percussion/ vocals), Lisa Horton (vocals/ keyboard/ accordion), Matt Hutchings (drums/ percussion), Jan Robertson (guitar /keyboards/ flute/ vocals/ percussion) and Richard Squires (bass).
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Support comes from acoustic five-piece Monkey Swallows The Universe, and Norwich's The Aprons. MSTU's bittersweet indie-pop sounds have drawn comparisons with the music of Belle and Sebastian, Bright Eyes, PJ Harvey and Mazzy Star, and can be heard regularly on 6Music. The Aprons met while working at HMV Norwich, and describe themselves as sounding like “a pretty little nosebleed” with added pots and pans.
Doors 8pm. Tickets £5advance, £6 door. Box office: 01603 660352.