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China Bears Bare All On Tour!
11th October 2019
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** CHINA BEARS BARE ALL ON THE ‘I’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE YOU’ EP TOUR! **

A lusciously sad-faced fierce panda one sheet

The Act: CHINA BEARS

The Release: ‘I'VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE YOU’

The Format: DIGITAL EP

The Release Date: OUT NOW

The Tracklisting:
1. 'COLD SHIVERS'
2. 'SUNDAY'
3. 'STAY FOR GOOD'
4. 'TRICK MYSELF'
5. 'I'VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE YOU'

Out Now On All Digital Platforms - Listen Here
Out Now On CD - Buy Here

"A gift from the heavens, an absolute masterpiece."
- www.underscorepart3.co.uk

The Truth: China Bears were formed in Somerset in 2015 by twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar). The line-up was completed after meeting bassist James and drummer Dean at university in Guildford later that year. Fresh from orbiting the fruitier regions of the festival circuit they are now poised to take their current exquisite debut ‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You’ out on a fulsome UK tour which has graciously become part of fierce panda's 25th anniversary celebrations - full dates below.

'I've Never Met Anyone Like You' contains five tracks including ‘Stay For Good’, their barnstorming first single on fierce panda earlier in 2019, the lusciously sad-faced springtime follow-up ‘Sunday’ and their most recent radio outburst 'Cold Shivers', a slow-burning journey through tremulous vocals and crushing old school emo power chords. Add in the deceptively blossoming 'Trick Myself' and the quietly amazed melancholy of the title track and you have yourself an EP for the ages by a quartet heading for the grandest of stages.

For here is a band which gently bandies around words like "honesty"; a band which makes music which can be painfully intimate, but enormously approachable; a band which nods sagely at the stadium-sized introspection of The National, Dry The River, Snow Patrol and Death Cab For Cutie; and a band which, in the case of the aforementioned 'Sunday' can come up with a sublimely sub-hysterical hook which goes: “Good God it’s a Sunday afternoon / What are you doing on the kitchen floor again?”

Happily before cuddling up to fierce panda China Bears had already self-released three sultry tracks, ‘Meet Me In London’, ‘Hydra’ and ‘Night Calls’, earning airplay from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Steve Lamacq on BBC 6music, John Kennedy on Radio X and Melita Dennett via BBC Introducing in The South along the way. Along another way they’ve had notable support slots with acts such as Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, The Howl & The Hum, Declan McKenna, The Big Moon, Blackwaters and most recently Goldheart Assembly at the 100 Club, and are currently cruising through the summer festival circuit. Go be quietly amazed at these gigs here:

CHINA BEARS ‘I’VE NEVER MET ANYONE LIKE YOU’ TOUR
(with the support of fierce panda records : 25 alive)

TICKETS HERE

Monday November 18th – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
+ Robert Craig Oulton + Shai Brides + Humanstairs

Tuesday November 19th - Bristol Crofters Rights
+ James Humphreys + Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers

Wednesday November 20th – Guildford Boileroom
+ Life Like Charlie + Basement Club + The Collier

Thursday November 21st - Cardiff Tiny Rebel
+ Roves + Bear Island

Friday November 22nd – Colchester CODA
+ Groff + Gabriella Eva

Saturday November 23rd – Norwich Voodoo Daddy’s
+ Hugo Z + History & Lore

Sunday November 24th – Leicester Soundhouse
+ Dark Bloom + Tin Pigeons

Monday November 25th – Manchester Castle Hotel
+ Easy Kill

Tuesday November 26th – Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
+ Green Gardens + Paradas + Isaiah & The Moon Waves

Wednesday November 27th – York Fulford Arms
+ The Veneers + Pool Room + Pavillion

Thursday November 28th – Newcastle Surf Cafe
+ One Million Motors + Blast Beach

Friday November 29th – Sheffield Cafe Totem
+ Honeymoon Suite + Beachcomber

Saturday November 30th – Liverpool The Jacaranda
+ Venus Demilo + Gold Beach + Hollywood Eyes

Thursday December 5th – London The Old Blue Last
+ Skint & Demoralised + special guests

TICKETS HERE

www.chinabears.co.uk
www.facebook.com/chinabearsband
www.fiercepanda.co.uk

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