Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Single Review - Brownbear - Dead Or Alive

Dead or Alive  is the storming single from Brownbear.  Formerly Brownbear and the Bandits, the Ayrshrie foursome have knocked up an acoustic driven groove wagon of a track.

Sounding like a more polished Razorlight, Brownbear certainly encapsulate all that is good with the Scottish music scene at present.  Frontman Matt Hickman's husky vocals combined with funky lead guitar and fast paced percussion provides an alternative indie-pop record that takes bands years to master, but which this quartet have taken just over a year to perfect their sound.  It's won them stage slots along side The Libertines, The Bluebells, Babyshambles and Pigeon Detectives, as well as festivals such as Wickerman and T in the Park. 

Brownbear are a group on the up, and Dead or Alive  is a signal of real intent.  Remember the name.

- Dominic Hewitson

Brownbear - Dead or Alive  is out now via Clydebuilt Records and can be downloaded via iTunes.

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