10/29 - Boy & Bear - 'Harlequin Dream'

Nettwerk Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Australia’s Boy & Bear to its worldwide label roster.

With their debut LP Moonfire, Sydney’s five piece Boy & Bear won an astonishing five wins at 2011’s ARIA awards, including the coveted group and best album prizes for their acclaimed debut – Album Of The Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Album, Breakthrough Single and Best Adult Contemporary Album.

On October 29, the band will release their sophomore effort and Nettwerk debut Harlequin Dream. Conceived and ‘birthed’ in their hometown of Sydney, their bold and brave new album was recorded at the legendary Alberts Studio and mixed by Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Sea Wolf, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).

Lead single, “Southern Sun,” has a powerful urgency, not unlike the best of Bruce Springsteen or Fleetwood Mac, with a sprinkling of strings and brass that brings life and color to a track that bridges the new with the familiar. Watch the official music video for "Southern Sun" below.


“With Moonfire,” says singer/songwriter Dave Hosking, "we were trying so hard to not sound like other bands; it was such a driving force, trying to find our identity. This time around we just followed what we felt was musical and embraced more pop structures.” Guitarist Killian Gavin feels it’s an “older sounding record” than their debut, “Sharing some music from the 70s was a clear decision that we made. What we’ve made feels older and more rounded than the first record. It’s more pop, less folk.”

Boy & Bear is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Family Of The Year, Passenger, BOY, Ladytron, Savoir Adore, Peter Murphy, Angus & Julia Stone, William Fitzsimmons, The Paper Kites and Ghost Beach, as well as catalogue artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Submarines and fun.

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Boy & Bear.

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