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Bear Cavalry - Maple trails | FESTIVALPHOTO

Bear Cavalry - Maple trails



Bear Cavalry hail from the South coast of England, and this foursome have already gained plenty of fans - the band has already had their music championed at Radio 1 by the likes of Edith Bowman and Kissy Sellout –the latter going as far as make his own Kissy Klub version of Custom Hands. They’ve also had support from Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw as well as being played countless times by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.
The band use at least seven different instruments between them to create their music, which is probably best described as indie-rock although it does have other influences as well.

The use of African style chants in "Custom hands", and brass instruments (trumpet I think) in "Will Smith solves the rubiks cube" and "Dragons milk Pt II" add a lot to the feel of the EP, and it's nice to see a band prepared to try new things.

The songs all flow well together, managing to keep a common feel despite the variety, making them sound like they belong together - something that doesnt always happen when bands use different instruments and sounds in different songs.

This isnt an earth-shaking debut thats going to change the face of music, but it is a good strong debut from a band that shows a lot of potential

Track listing:

1. Roman summer
2. Custom hands
3. Will Smith solves the Rubik's cube
4. Dragon's milk pt ii

Writer: Anthony May
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