Bear's Den release their new single, 'Elysium' on 21st July on Communion Records/Caroline. Their strongest song to date, Elysium is an elegiac paean to the redemptive power of friendship and the song that marks the point Bear's Den go from best kept secret to your new favourite band.
Elysium is backed by three live recordings of tracks from previous EPs Agape and Without/Within (Don't Let The Sun Steal You Away, Isaac and Sophie, all recorded live at the Brixton Electric on 13th May 2014).
Bear's Den are Andrew Davie (guitar, vocals), Joey Haynes (guitar), and Kev Jones (drums, bass). Since forming in 2012, the London based 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.
In two short years, Andrew, Joey and Kev quietly went from pub shows to a jaw dropping headline gig at the Brixton Electric in front of 1500 people. Their appearance at Mumford & Sons' Summer Stampede saw them play in front of a 60,000 strong, sold out crowd in London's newly landscaped Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In the US, the band played support tours with Mumford and Sons and Daughter and festival shows on the Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover Tour in both the US and Canada.
Following on from their two acclaimed EPs on Communion Records, Bear's Den are currently working on their debut album in a North London studio. It is due for release in the autumn.
The band play UK summer shows at:
Weds 25th - Sun 29th June - Glastonbury Festival
Fri 18th July - Curious Arts Festival, Pylewell Park, Hampshire
Sun 20th July - Somersault Festival, Devon