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Dear Mountaineer

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Pop Folk


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"Dear Mountaineer @ King Tuts"

The evening was kicked off by Dear Mountaineer, a new local band playing only their third show together. Their gentle indie sound tends towards electric folk with some nice harmonies and a female drummer who has a lovely voice. The melodies are simple but effective and there is much more to come from the band. -

"Ally McCrae - BBC Radio1"

"That is a beautiful track. It's the sounds of Dear mountaineer and the track's called "Noah". The vocals are delicious. Go and get the single right now. Seriously, you will fall in love with this band. They're making really delicate but confidrnt tracks. I'm so glad they uploaded it to us." - Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1 07/02/2011 - BBC Radio 1

"Kowalskiy's Eleven for 2011"

it gives me a chance to try out the playlist widget below! There's a few familiar names in there that are no strangers to the Kowalskiy blog, and a few getting their first mention. Either way, keep a look out for them in the year ahead. In no particular order, they are...

Dear Mountaineer - David Kowalskiy (Kowalskiy blog)

"Hares Versus Bears"

There are a lot of great bands with animal names. Hell, even a lot of great tracks with animal names (songs by Mew and Walter Schreifels, by the Antlers and the Get Up Kids, by the Shins and Yo La Tengo). One of those is by the Glasgow-based band Dear Mountaineer: The Hare Versus the Bear, the first single (with beautiful cover art!) from their debut album, due for release sometime in the near future. Starting off with an a capella chorus, after guitars and drums kick in the female and male voices go shooting off in different directions. Throughout the whole song, playful like sandbox-mates, the voices interlace and tangle, coming together before falling apart again. Vaguely resembling indie pop wonders My Little Pony and at times even Dear Reader‘s addictive melodies, this track is the little ray of sunshine on a gloomy winter day. - Alice Tragedy (ArtStar/The 405)

"Scots Way-Hay #45 - Dear Mountaineer"

Having just recently played at the Chem 19 showcase gig in Glasgow a few weeks back, the band first came to my attention through Halina who I run Olive Grove Records with, or as most of you will probably already know her as being the brains behind the awesome Glasgow Podcart. She suggested that I check them out, I think she was trying to mock me for my love of of twee-pop, but boy did she get it right. They write catchy wee pop numbers and they make me happy, I predict that they might do the same for a lot of you too. - Lloyd Mederith (Peenko/Olive Grove Records)


The Hare VS. The Bear (Feb 2011)
Noah (March 2011)







Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1: "That is a beautiful track. The vocals are delicious. Go and get the single right now. Seriously, you will fall in love with this band. They're making really delicate but confident tracks. I'm so glad they uploaded it to us."

"Noah" featured on Vic Galloways BBC 1 podcast (February 2011)

"The Hare Versus The Bear" featured on BBC Radio 1's A&R Zone as chosen by Jen Anderson (Fiction Records - Elbow/Snow Patrol)


- April 2011: Recording new EP to be released this summer.

- March 2011: Featured on BBC 1's A&R zone.

- March 2011: Second single "NOAH" released. Played on BBC Introducing Scotland.

February 2011: Featured on BBC 1 podcast.

- In January 2011, Dear Mountaineer played at a showcase of new Scottish music, organized by Creative Scotland and acclaimed record label, Chemikal Underground.

- December 2010: Creative Scotland along with Emma Pollok (The Delgados) and Paul Savage (Chemikal Underground) chose to record Dear Mountaineer's first single, "The Hare Versus The Bear", which was released this February.


Dear Mountaineer are a fresh, new, Scottish indie-pop band. Their first single "THE HARE VERSUS THE BEAR" is out now followed by second release "NOAH" in March 2011. Recently picked by Chem19 and Creative Scotland to be recorded and funded as part of their showcase of new Scottish music.