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Official Site: | @bear_driver
Bear Driver began life in Leeds in 2009 and soon found themselves on the stages of the UK's major festivals that summer. Two EP's and a single followed and by 2011 the band were off to the US to plays shows at SXSW and New York's Mercury Lounge. Having happened upon a charity gig hosted by Yo La Tengo in a small bar in Hoboken, Bear Driver resolved to record their debut album on their return. The eponymous was recorded in a former swimming pool in south London, tracked live in just two and a half days. 'Bear Driver' the album was released in the summer of 2012.


"A real treasure" The Fly

'Love these boys!' Lauren Laverne 6Music

"Isn't that just brilliant" Shaun Keaveny 6Music (Record Of The Week)

‘For an outfit only just finding their feet, this is nothing short of astonishing’ - The Guardian

"Sunny slacker poppers" NME

'Some of the most impressive modern pop writing of 2012' 8/10 - This Is Fake DIY

'Moves me in a way I never used to be moved' - Word

'finessed, engaging fuzz guitar... works a treat' The Daily Mirror

"Wonderfully woozy pop tones that echo My Bloody Valentine" Time Out