Boy & The Bear Fit Just RightSOURCE SXSW
Mixing swoon-worthy harmonies, gorgeous acoustic instrumentation and the catchiest of melodies, Australia’s Boy & Bear are primed to be the next band catapulted onto the international stage and heading to SXSW.
Australian Indie Folk band Boy & Bear is signed to Universal Music Australia's Island imprint for Australia and New Zealand only. Boy & Bear won the Triple J Unearthed J Award in 2010, was named Rolling Stone Magazine's 'Artist to Watch' for 2011, and sold out 15 of the 17 shows on their debut headline Australian tour in October/November 2010. They have toured Australia with Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Angus & Julia Stone, The Hungry Kids of Hungary, Lisa Mitchell and in April 2010 they toured the UK with Laura Marling. Laura Marling also used Boy & Bear's rhythm section as part of her backing band for the entire tour, which included Europe. In November and December 2010 Boy & Bear performed a capacity showcase at the Mercury Lounge in New York City and they completed their first headline (eight-date) tour in the UK with sold out performances in Oxford, Brighton and London. After SXSW, Boy & Bear will be jumping into the studio with acclaimed producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) to record their debut album, set for release later this year.