Boy & Bear Goes Top 5 At Triple A Radio With "Southern Sun"


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Photo credit: Luke Kellet

Quotes From The Media:

"Platinum-selling artists in their native Australia, Boy & Bear look to the West Coast rock classicism of Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne on their second album, given a glossy transatlantic sheen by mix engineer Phil Ek." - Uncut "Ones To Watch In 2014"

"[‘Southern Sun’] starts out mellow, the song ultimately explodes with vibrant melodies and a sense of springtime optimism.” -

"Road-trip-ready folk rock recalling CCR or a slightly perkier version of Sky Blue Sky-era Wilco: virtuoso fretwork, shuffling rhythms, and a soulful drawl."
The Atlantic "18 Bands To Check Out From SXSW 2014" (live review)

"An excellent album...'Southern Sun' unleashes a vibrant guitar piece about a minute in."
- The Wild Honey Pie

" Folk-touched indie sunshine…" - Clash

"...Hosking and his banjo-toting brethren can spit-shine a dramatically infectious hook with the best of ’em." - Vita.MN (live review)

“Big percussion, effortless harmonies, a considered set list and good chat; Boy and Bear sure know how to work their crowd…dousing the venue in big, bold percussion and warm, soothing vocals.”
Scotch & Murder (live review)

Harlequin Dream was recorded at Australia's legendary Alberts Studio, produced by Boy & Bear and ARIA-award winner Wayne Connolly and mixed by Seattle-based Phil Ek (Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, The Shins, Father John Misty). In Australia, the album had a steady run at #1, was certified Gold, and received several ARIA Award nominations, including Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer Of The Year. This follows their award-winning debut LP Moonfire, which won five awards at 2011 ARIAs, 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.

Boy & Bear is Dave Hosking (lead singer/guitars), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), Jon Hart (vocals/keys/mandolin) and Dave Symes (bass).

Watch The Official Video For "Southern Sun":

Watch Boy & Bear’s Performance Of “Southern Sun” On
VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz”:


Boy & Bear on tour (*Festival Appearance):
Sat, June 21 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival*
Tue, June 24 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Thur, June 26 Ann Arbor, MI @ Top of the Park*
Sat, June 28 St. Catharines, ON @ SCENEFEST*
Mon, June 30 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed, July 2 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room @ HOB
Sun, July 6 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Sat, July 12 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Sun, July 13 Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival*
Tue, July 15 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Wed, July 16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Thur, July 17 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Sat, July 19 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival*

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