ALBUM REVIEW: Bearhug – So Gone

Sydney’s Bearhug have taken things into new sonic territory on So Gone, the follow-up to last year’s Over Easy EP. Gone are the clean, jangling and relatively unassuming songs. In their place are eleven tracks that buzz and fizz with layered, distorted guitars in the vein of Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth and a lively The War On Drugs. Their breezy way with melody is still … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bearhug – So Gone

NEW MUSIC: Bearhug | Fireworks

Sydney band Bearhug have a new EP Over Easy on the horizon and they’ve set free the first song from it – Fireworks. It jangles, shimmies, chops and swings with a sweet haze and towards the end they drop a late night groove to bring it all home. I’ve only caught the band live once when they supported Lawrence Arabia but they impressed. Keep a … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Bearhug | Fireworks

LIVE REVIEW: Lawrence Arabia, Bearhug @ Green Room Lounge, Sydney (03/07/12)

by C. Familton Lawrence Arabia (James Milne) was in town to do some pre-promotion for his about to be released new album The Sparrow but up first were locals Bearhug who greatly impressed with their interweaving guitar sound and a nice handle on group dynamics. They are a fairly unassuming bunch but their music made a statement by filling the room with Pavement-like chord changes … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Lawrence Arabia, Bearhug @ Green Room Lounge, Sydney (03/07/12)