Bear's Den / Release Season 2 of their Podcast Series
Bear’s Den have today launched a second season of their original podcast series, ‘So that you might hear me’.
Season 1 was launched earlier this year in the run-up to the release of the band’s third studio album (also entitled ‘So that you might hear me’ and out now on Communion Records) as a deep dive into the moments that lead to the creation of these personal songs, the yearning of the band to feel a point of connection, and for listeners to embark on a journey with the new material.
Season 2 was consequently recorded on the go during Bear’s Den’s recent tour of the United States and Canad, and offers an intimate, unvarnished, behind-the-scenes portrait of one band’s experiences with the highs and lows of touring. As with Season 1, Bear’s Den have teamed up with host and esteemed podcaster in his own right, not to mention a close friend of the band and their former tour manager too, Danny Carissimi who describes Season 2 as “a deep dive into their life on tour”.
“I think the first season of the podcast is a lot about motivation. What motivated Kev and Davie to write those songs at that particular time?” Carissimi reflects. “I think season two is about having faith in the people around you.” He continues, “Touring is not something you can do alone. It requires a variety of skills, friends, and faith that everyone is going to do their job day in and day out regardless of what's going on in their lives. You have to have faith that the agent booked things correctly, that your manager hired the right people, that your bus driver will not pass out at the wheel, that your band members will remember their parts every night, that fans will show up every night, and that your loved ones will understand why you have to do what you do. It's very different from season one, but a necessary component in the overall narrative of the band and this album. I'm very happy I was a part of it.”
Listen to Season 2 HERE.
The subject matter of the latest series coincides with more touring on the near horizon for Bear’s Den. Having already toured the the UK and mainland Europe once this year, as well as having played a busy summer festival season, embarked on an intimate run of shows around the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and supported none other than Neil Young on a handful of dates in August too, the duo will set out with their full live band on a lengthy tour of the UK throughout November. Kicking off in Oxford on 3rd Nov, the tour will take in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, and Newcastle before heading to mainland Europe where they’ll remain until the end of the month. Bear’s Den will return to London for a homecoming show at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on 20th Feb. Remaining tickets for all upcoming shows are available from the band’s official website.
BEAR’S DEN HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
Nov 03 Oxford, UK, O2 Academy 1
Nov 04 Birmingham, UK, O2 Institute
Nov 05 Cardiff, UK, Tramshed
Nov 07 Leeds, UK, Beckett Student's Union
Nov 08 Liverpool, UK, O2 Academy 1
Nov 10 Newcastle, UK, University
Nov 11 Edinburgh, UK Corn Exchange
Nov 14 Madrid, Spain, Teatro Barcelo
Nov 15 Barcelona, Spain, La 2 Apolo
Nov 17 Milan, Italy, Magnolia
Nov 18 Munich, Germany, Muffathalle
Nov 19 Zurich, Switzerland, X-Tra
Nov 20 Vienna, Austria, Ottakringer Brauerei
Nov 22 Cologne, Germany, Carlswerk Victoria
Nov 24 Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
Nov 26 Copenhagen, Denmark, Little Vega
Nov 27 Stockholm, Sweden, Slaktkyrkan
Nov 28 Oslo, Norway, Parkteatret
Feb 20 2020 London, UK, Eventim Apollo
Feb 26 Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
Feb 27 Amsterdam, Netherlands, AFAS Live
This summer Bear’s Den unveiled the video for ‘Hiding Bottles’, the most recent single from their critically lauded album ‘So that you might hear me’. The accompanying video, which was released in association with Al-Anon, portrays a family in turmoil and captures the heartbreaking realities of living with and loving people who struggle with alcohol addiction. The poignant, deeply moving lyrics were informed by Davie's personal experience of “life with an alcoholic relative,” he explains. “It's an exploration of the inability to reach someone and the isolation that intrinsically creates.”