Bearsuit

Bearsuit

 Norwich, England, GBR
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Bearsuit is an art-rock/dance/punk band from the UK.
Comparisons include Architecture in Helsinki, You Say Party.
Album 'The Phantom Forest', produced by Gareth Parton (Go Team, Foals) was released 3/11 on Fortuna Pop (Pains of Being Pure, Crystal Stilts).
Selected for Primavera & SXSW this year.

Biography

Bearsuit is a boy-girl five-piece from Norwich, UK, with an eclectic sound ranging from cinematic soundscapes to catchy electro and art punk.

Comparisons have been made to bands including the Go! Team, Architecture in Helsinki, Of Montreal, Everything Everything, Los Campesinos, Deerhoof and You Say Party.

The band have just released a new album 'The Phantom Forest', produced by Gareth Parton (The Go Team, Foals, Breeders) on Fortuna Pop (Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Crystal Stilts).

They toured the UK in February and March 2011, before heading to SXSW to play a showcase slot curated by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), The British Music Embassy and The Guardian, alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, Little Comets, Esben and the Witch, and Gallops.

The band have just played at Primavera (Spain) and Liverpool Music Week and will be touring Europe this summer, with festivals including Contempopranea and Razzmatazz (Spain) and the Cosy Den Festival (Sweden).

Bearsuit have previously played various festivals including Latitude, Bestival, The Great Escape and Offset, as well as several abroad including SXSW, Emmaboda (Sweden) and CMJ in New York, where they were voted ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ in a New York Times poll of badge-holders and received shining reviews, including Pitchfork.

The band have also supported the likes of Factory Floor, Crystal Castles, Melt Banana, Future of the Left and Hot Chip.

They have previously released records on Fantastic Plastic Records (Ash, Ikara Colt, Futureheads, The Guillemots)

Bearsuit have been championed by BBC radio DJs including Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, Phill Jupitus, Marc Riley, John Peel, Tom Ravenscroft, Tom Robinson, Colin Murray, Gideon Coe and John Kennedy on XFM.

Accolades include scooping 'Vinyl of the Week' in the NME, 'Pick of the Week' in The Guardian, and 'Album of the Fortnight' in Artrocker, as well as reviews in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.

As well as touring extensively in the UK, the band completed a 16-date tour of the US in 2008, taking in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Grand Rapids, St Louis and Pittsburgh.

"Twelve tracks of fevered pop glory" CLASH MAGAZINE
“A colourful pop hotchpotch” NME
“Louder than an explosion in a fireworks factory” ARTROCKER
"Cinematic doodlings, screamy art punk, and many twists and turns" THE INDEPENDENT

Discography

ALBUMS
- Cat Spectacular! (Fortuna Pop!, 2004, UK & Micro Indie, 2005, US)
- Team Ping Pong (Fantastic Plastic, 2005)
- Oh:io (Fantastic Plastic, 2007, UK & Happy Happy Birthday To Me, 2008, US)
The Phantom Forest (Fortuna Pop!, 2011)

Set List

Our set list is completely original material and usually lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

Jupiter Force
Foxy Boxer
Pushover
Dino Heart
Muscle Belt
Train Wreck
Please Don't Take Him Back
Creatures of the Dark Crystal
Tentacles
Princess You're A Test
When Will I Be Queen