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BEAR CAVALRY AND CRUSHING BLOWS GIVE AWAY SPLIT TRACK TASTER PRIOR TO LIVEPOOL AND LONDON SHOWS
BEAR CAVALRY and CRUSHING BLOWS are giving away a split free download single as a taster for their free entry shows together on Sat 20th October at The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool and Tues 23rd October at The Old Blue Last, London.
Download, host share the taster here
RELEASE SELF TITLED EP Out 12 November available as pay what you want here via Super Heavy Weight Records
John Robb, Louder Than War - Kind of punky, kind of electro, a little bit thrash, a little bit pop. Crushing Blows may not be easy to describe but they are definitely worth your time to catch live.”
Artrocker - “Combining jaunty math rock with grungey 80s references and Battles-esque electro noise, they've managed to win over a host of radio fans, and it's not surprising. This EP contains enough variation to keep the busiest of ears occupied.”
The noise pop band from Derbyshire have drawn comparisons to Battles, Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire and have been championed by Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens.
Said track, ‘The People Who You Will Never Meet’ was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show.
CB’s tour starts on Friday (19th) so we’ve decided to make their new EP available digitally on their bandcamp page – http://crushingblows.bandcamp.com. You can pay what you like for it. Pre orders of the CD still come with a free vinyl.
NEW EP ‘Puryss’ on November 5th through Alcopop! Records
Rocksound – “Bear Cavalry’s music is an optimistic racket, merging math-rock rhythms with danceable sunshine pop.”
Musical Mathematics – “A bold statement of a band simultaneously having and eating their cake – a collection of sun-drenched hits in the making, filled to the brim with both angular guitar lines and unpredictable song structures.”
Previously championed by the likes of Rocksound who branded them ‘cheery summery math-rock akin to Foals and Tall Ships’, Edith Bowman and Steve Lamacq… Even Skrillex has got in on the act, loving their off-kilter cover of his hit ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ so much that he used it to in his live sets.
Meanwhile, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, John Kennedy and Tom Robinson have all pledged their allegiance too – not bad for a band only a couple of years in the making.