BEAR’S DEN kick off UK & Irish tour tonight & release new video for ‘LAUREL WREATH’ – Watch Now

BEAR'S DEN kick off UK & Irish tour tonight & release new video for 'LAUREL WREATH' - Watch Now

Bear’s Den today release the new video for latest single ‘Laurel Wreath’. The track is taken from their third studio album, ‘So that you might hear me,’ which is set for release on April 26th.

The new video was shot in the Marzahn-hellensdorf neighbourhood of Berlin, which is a neighbourhood that is both home to many immigrants to Germany, but also a stronghold of the far right. It features local actors from an East Berlin housing centre for refugees and, like the track, explores the idea of loneliness, with the cast living their lives blindfolded, only able to remove them within the confines of their own homes.

Brazilian director duo ‘Jungle’ said of the new video;  “When we were sent the brief, the last scene immediately came to our minds: layers and layers of people stashed above each other separated by 50cm walls. People living their lives in the private cubicles they call home, willingly unaware of each other. Paying a price for their individuality.  A dreamlike reality where people embodied their isolation through blindfolds.”

Much like its predecessors ‘Fuel On The Fire’ and ‘Blankets of Sorrow’‘Laurel Wreath’ reminds the listener how organic, intimate and deeply moving this new long-player is set out to be.

Check out the video for ‘Laurel Wreath’ – BELOW:

‘So that you might hear me‘ is the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Red Earth and Pouring Rain’ and the band’s silver-selling debut album, ‘Islands’ (2014), which earned them an Ivor Novello nomination in the UK and a devoted following worldwide. Their fans have embraced them for their ability to create music that has evolved from the processes to which the pair have had to adapt.; “No one listens to music in boxes anymore, so why make it like that? Our songs incorporate all sorts of sounds, but not in a pre-ordained way,” says vocalist Andrew Davie. “We just try to go where each song suggests.”

The band have also launched a weekly podcast series in the run up to the release of their new album detailing the making and writing of the record, hosted by Sugar High’s Danny Carissimi. Listen here:

‘So that you might hear me’ – album tracklisting:

1              Hiding Bottles

2              Fossils

3              Fuel on the Fire

4              Breaker / Keeper

5              Not Every River

6              Laurel Wreath

7              Crow

8              Conversations with Ghosts

9              Evangeline

10            Blankets of Sorrow

The duo are also slap bang in the middle of an intimate European tour, the UK & Irish leg of which kicks off tonight at Nottingham Rock City. Fans can get the few remaining tickets at

01/04/19         Oosterpoort                               Groningen NL

02/04/19         Paradiso                                     Amsterdam NL            *SOLD OUT*

03/04/19         Festsaal Kreuzberg                   Berlin DE                     *SOLD OUT*

04/04/19         Gloria                                          Cologne DE                  *SOLD OUT*

06/04/19         Cirque Royal                              Brussels BE                  *SOLD OUT*

07/04/19         Maroquinerie                            Paris FR

09/04/19         Rock City                                    Nottingham UK

10/04/19         Academy                                    Dublin IE

11/04/19         Limelight 1                                Belfast UK

13/04/19         Barrowlands                             Glasgow UK                *SOLD OUT*

14/04/19         Albert Hall                                 Manchester UK           *SOLD OUT*

16/04/19         O2 Academy                             Bristol UK                    *SOLD OUT*

17/04/19         O2 Guildhall                           Southampton UK

23/04/19         Shepherd’s Bush Empire       London UK                  *SOLD OUT*

24/04/19         Shepherd’s Bush Empire       London UK


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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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