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BOY AND BEAR

Album News Weekly: 7th October 2015

In This Issue: There is a slew of debuts coming out this Friday as well as the return of some big indie favourites! Check out the list below for all the new music due this week.

Music Video of the Day: Boy & Bear "Walk the Wire" (2015)

Always a band for a good, creative video clip, Boy & Bear have given us some entertaining visuals for single "Walk the Wire", the lead from new album Limit of Love. For a lighthearted song about taking risks, the video is full of on-set accidents for member Killian Gavin as he explodes, catches on fire, and is eventually maimed and replaced by an evil version of himself. Watch the hilariously chaotic clip below.

Boy & Bear announce "Limit of Love" National Tour starting January 2016

Boy & Bear have announced a summer tour for early next year, in support of their third album Limit Of Love. The new album is due to land October 9th, just under a month away, but it's never too early to start getting psyched!

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

the AU interview: Holy Holy (Brisbane) talk latest single "History" and playing the Sydney Opera House with Boy & Bear.

Larry Heath interviews Brisbane outfit Holy Holy to talk about their shows with Boy & Bear - including two nights at the iconic Sydney Opera House. We talk about their latest single, "History" and their upcoming single tour - which kicks off on October 9th. We look back at their last EP The Pacific and find out what we might be hearing from them next... and more!

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 29th May 2014

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In this issue: Final 'Spin The Bottle' to be held this June, Kate Miller-Heidke adds new Sydney show, Antonamasia to release "Without You There" at Sydney gig, Circo announces Sydney sideshow, second Boy and Bear performance at Sydney Opera House, Lady Gaga announces second and final show for Sydney, Sydney Rock N’ Roll Alternative Market takes place this Saturday; Dee Minor and the Dischords launch "Psycho Ward" at Sydney gig, Spookyland announces single launch party, Yumi Zouma announces Chet Faker sideshow, Flap! returns to Katoomba RSL Club, City and Colour hold debut performance at Sydney Opera House and Cookin’ on 3 Burners launch new single "Losing Streak".

Pandora brings SXSW to Australia and New Zealand

Pandora internet radio will be returning to SXSW for its third annual Pandora Discovery Den party, set to happen from March 12 – 15. And to make things even better, they will be broadcasting every performance live to Australia + New Zealand fans via a multi-platform audio stream.

With over 35 acts set to take the stage over a huge 4 days, this is one event not to be missed. The lineup includes Australia’s own Boy and Bear, Brooklyn's Haerts, newcomers MAGIC! + heaps more.

Boy and Bear and Vance Joy join the likes of Phantogram and London Grammar for the epic KGSR SXSW live broadcast!

KGSR, renowned for their SXSW live broadcasts, have unveiled their broadcast schedule for 2014 and it's mega, to say the least! Taking place over four mornings (March 12th - March 15th), Andy Langer, Kristen Kurtis and Kelly Jordan will be hosting a line up of artists including our very own Boy and Bear and Vance Joy, with all event benefits going toward Make A Wish Central & South Texas.

the AU interview: Dave Symes of Boy and Bear (Sydney) chats tours and developing as artists through recording and touring!

Boy and Bear have really set their sights on kicking off 2014 strong, with European and American tour dates set for February right into April and on the homefront, an extensive Australian regional tour that will take the Sydneysiders all over the country with their acclaimed sophomore record Harlequin Dream. Dave Symes, bassist and lad with a charming phone manner, has a quick chat with me about how the band is anticipating all the travelling and more.

Boy & Bear going regional with 30 date "Harlequin Dream" tour!

Boy & Bear will be travelling through Australian regional towns on the 'Harlequin Dream' tour next April and May! With this year already proving to be quite fruitful for the band and as they've already announced an extensive US tour for the early months of 2014, Boy & Bear are ensuring as many fans as possible get a chance to see them perform.

Top 40 Albums of 2013: Part One - 40 to 31

And here we go again! As we bring 2013 to a close, it's time for our annual celebration of the best in music from Australia and around the world with our top 40 albums of the year special series. We kick things off with a little known band from Portland called Typhoon as we throw into this eclectic list, voted by the AU review's contibutors:

Live Review: Boy and Bear + Battleships + Dustin Tebbutt - HQ, Adelaide (21.11.13)

Thursday night saw folk rock heavyweights Boy and Bear filling out HQ with an eclectic crowd ranging from hip parents to fresh-out-of-high-school hipsters, for the release of their second, ARIA Chart-blitzing album, Harlequin Dream.

Second round of bands invited to SXSW announced!

The next round of musicians invited to attend SXSW in 2014 have been announced! The extensive list, featuring Australian acts including the likes of Boy and Bear, What So Not and Gossling, represents some of the best talent in the world at the moment, both up and coming and well established. Notable international names include Gary Numan and The Kooks, who are sure to put on some pretty special shows indeed. Check out the full second round www.sxsw.com, with our Australian contingent listed below.