NEWS ARCHIVE FOR FEBRUARY 2015
New Leaf imprint Bias signs Vessels
Published 3 February 2015 by BP


We're very excited to announce a new imprint label, Bias, and its first signing Vessels. The Leeds band have undergone a transformation in recent years, and have stepped into the light clutching an exquisite, euphoric new album Dilate.

You can get up to speed by checking out the video for latest single 'On Monos' (Vimeo) and their back catalogue on Bandcamp. Dilate is available to pre-order now.

Visit the band's website to sign up to their mailing list for more information and updates.

You can catch Vessels live on the following dates:

Thu 12th Mar - Convergence, Village Underground, London (with Clark)
Fri 13th Mar - Convergence, St John-at-Hackney, London (DJ set with Kiasmos)
Sat 14th Mar - Start The Bus, Bristol
Sun 15th Mar - Rainbow, Birmingham
Mon 16th Mar - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Tue 17th Mar - Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow
Wed 18th Mar - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Sat 25th Apr - Opium Rooms, Dublin

@vesselsband
facebook.com/vesselsband
vesselsband.com


Polar Bear - new single and album
Published 24 February 2015 by DM


In the time it takes to say “2014 Mercury Prize shortlisted album In Each And Every One”, Polar Bear have returned with a brand new album. ‘Dont Let The Feeling Go’ is the first single from their upcoming sixth album Same As You. Featuring bandleader Sebastian Rochford alongside Hannah Darling on vocal duties, it finds Polar Bear at their most direct: the song’s infectious life-affirming mantra stays with you long after the track has ended.

Given its short gestation, it is striking how far removed the new album is from its immediate predecessor. Inspired by Seb’s time in the Mojave Desert, there is a startling freshness in the songs, both thematically and sonically. After the dark complexity of recent output, Same As You is presented in sharp focus, as inclusive and accessible as the title suggests, while still maintaining the playful experimentation on which the band has made its name.

Read what Seb has to say about the new album and single here.

Some great reviews for Same As You already in:
“A joyous affirmation of positivity” 4/5 Mojo
“Their most direct and uplifting yet. ‘Dont Let The Feeling Go’ is just a spoonfed breakbeat away from pop gold” 8/10 Uncut
“The UK’s most forward-thinking jazz act… make dazzling return” 4/5 Q

Same As You is released March 30th and is available to pre-order from Polar Bear’s Bandcamp (including merch bundles) and the Leaf store on CD, digital and limited edition double vinyl LP + CD.

‘Dont Let The Feeling Go’ is out now, and is available to download for free if you pre-order the album.

Polar Bear are touring in Europe this month and in the UK in April. Details on our live page.

@polarbear_uk
@polarbearseb
facebook.com/sebastianrochford
polarbearmusic.com
theleaflabel.com/polarbear
youtube.com/PolarBearSeb


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