Behold The Old Bear
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Behold The Old Bear

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 2014
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"My Nerves Are Shattered"

Next on were Behold, The Old Bear featuring Raindeer and Cammy from Mitchell Museum although it’s Raindeer that’s the front person this time around. My first listen to the tracks on their Soundcloud suggested that comparisons with MM were valid but in person, they’re really quite different,
So, yes, there’s the occasional reminder of their other band, the odd ‘Aahh’ backing vocals, one explosive change of tempo but all in all they’re much less frantic and more considered than MM.

The set also suggests that they’ve got plenty of good songs. Best of the lot is possibly ‘Best Enemy’ but the closing tune rocks things up a bit.
Very, very promising and an LP is apparently in the works. - Manic Pop Thrills


Still working on that hot first release.



Aside from playing drums, singing and the occasional trumpet tootery in odd-alt junk-pop outfit Mitchell Museum as well as for Martin John Henry of De Rosa fame, Raindeer Macfarlane has been studiously writing and recording his own musical breakdown under the moniker Behold The Old Bear.

He's been working on his debut album Some Kind of Dark for the last few months, writing and recording all instruments himself and it's set to be one of the most impressively honest and melodic anti-folk pop records of 2012 Some Kind of Dark will take you on a deeply personal journey through Raindeers psyche via sun-kissed harmonies and Wonka-esque horn arrangements.

Now with a recently formed backing band (featuring Cameron MacFarlane of Mitchell Museum on Keys and Kev McCarvel of The Moth And The Mirror on Bass, Behold The Old Bear have pieced together an impressive live show, and are keen to show the world what they are made of.