Sunday, 25 May 2014

Us Baby Bear Bones (Last Ever Gig) Review

I was lucky enough to catch the last ever Us Baby Bear Bones gig on Monday at the Green Door Store in Brighton and I have to say it definitely felt like an end of an era. If you haven't heard of this band then you have either been living under a rock for the past four years, or just not living at all! Puff, Daisy and Luke create the most dreamy Pop music. Imagine elements of Mew mashed up with Coco Rosie, with a sprinkle of Aphex Twin, Progressive time signatures, ethereal melodies and heavy battle drums. Cleverly written vocals from the lyrics to the harmonies. This group of multi-instrumentalists come together to create this very interesting and impressive sound- it's inevitable they're a band you could never forget. 

The atmosphere at the Green Door Store was blissful, friends of the band were there, which must've made them feel right at home and also some new comers who'd never seen them live before. But what I really loved is that they have a really endearing way of interacting with the crowd. When they're performing, the band go into their own little bubble and everything intensifies. They literally have you hanging on every note and lyric that they play and it's incredible to watch. But when the music stops, they go back to their usual, playful and sweet characters that we all know and love.

Formed back in 2010, Us Baby Bear Bones showcased their band launch at the White Night Festival. The night was amazing, hundreds of people were there. There was a magical puppet show featuring the Papier Lunes, a stall where you could create your own picture monsters and incredible music from local bands throughout the night.
Over the years the band built up a respectable fan base, releasing one of their first music videos 'You' which raked in nearly 45,000 views on Youtube. They went onto support the likes of Alice Russell, Washed Out and just recently came off tour with Sophie Ellis Bexter.

Their creativity is overwhelming. They make all their own visuals for their live shows, promo videos and merchandise and they even recorded their first E.P (What Starts With A 'U' Ends With An 'I') in their own bedroom!Buy Here 
I managed to grab one of the last copies of their limited edition E.P, which has a unique segment of artwork with a special code on the back. You go onto their website and type in the code to reveal this beautifully detailed and hand-painted picture. 

With Us Baby Bear Bones coming to an end it's clear to say that we will all be in mourning, but I have high hopes that they will return, reincarnated and with fresh new material to please our ears.

You can purchase their brand new E.P (Ursari) by clicking here

I hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday!


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