BearKnuckles began fusing their music in a musty portakabin on Bristol’s Gloucester Road before decamping. Having spent a year gigging furiously, recording their first EP and refining their set the band upped sticks and moved to London in October 2007.


Having set out together in November 2006, BearKnuckles have been spreading their destructo pop mantra across the UK and beyond. Energetic performances and songs steeped in teenage kicks, ranging from punk to vintage powerpop thrills, have created a palpable buzz on the club scene.

Fronted by frenetic guitarist and vocalist Ross Stone, propelled by Matt's Pecks on drums and Tim King Stagg on bass, BearKnuckles are rampant in their resolve. The band meld British influences such as The Jam, The Cure and Gang of Four, with the American sounds of Queens of the Stone Age, We are Scientists and Death From Above 1979. Combined, they unleash an original blend of "destructo powerpop dancing on the dark side".

To date BearKnuckles have provided big support for many national touring acts, including The Draytones, Sunshine Underground, Help She Can't Swim and New Young Pony Club among others. The boys also had the amazing experience of jetting to Malawi, Western Africa, at the end of October 2007 to play at the Lake of Stars Festival, warming up for Radio 1's Annie Mac.


Friend or Foe? EP produced by BearKnuckles and engineered by Jon Marsh in March 2007. Tracks include Friend or Foe? and Like You.

White Noise EP produced by BearKnuckles/Tobias Quimm and engineered by Jon Marsh in September 2007. Tracks include White Noise and Move & React.

Set List

Lake Of Stars
Vans House
Move and React
White Noise
Science in Progress