UK math/rock/alternative three-piece Bear Makes Ninja are very excited to announce their debut album ‘Shenanagrams’ will be released worldwide on CD, Vinyl and Digitally via Mountains Of Records on 14/03/15.
After the release of their second EP ‘Shouting At Bridges’ they spent most of the last two years on the road extensively touring the UK including a slot at the award winning Arc Tan Gent Festival. They also completed a run of Ireland dates and two European tours.
With tonnes of praise from the press on their explosive and energetic live shows together with positive reviews of the EP, they secured an invitation to record at Start Together Studios in Belfast with renowned producer Rocky O’Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar, Axis Of, Oppenheimer)
Shenanagrams takes the best elements from the first two EP’s and creates a distinctive album full of exciting, positive, energetic songs. The band’s wide range of influences storms through as they chop between heavy sections and clean intricate passages. Soaring three-part vocal harmonies mix with interesting time signatures and moments of gnarly doom just to keep the listener on their toes.
This eight-track album also features two instrumental songs, which bring contrast as well as showcasing the band’s love of post rock artists.
Todd Wood of ‘Alright The Captain’ created the eye-popping front cover. The band met Todd whilst on a European tour with ATC and since learning of his magical powers with a pen and pencil approached him with ideas for Shenanagrams.
This resulted in an album cover both colourful and fun to look at yet with darker elements. It suits the album perfectly with imagery, lyrics and song titles closely related to the band’s friendship and personal interests in their life on the road (van, burritos, cups of tea, Rocky, little snakes, bears & ninjas).
The centrepiece of the artwork is linked specifically to the lyrics in the fourth track on the album “Work Your Fingers To The Bone” summing up the feeling that society has to work themselves to the ground to get anywhere.
The final design is something truly special and is going to look incredible on vinyl.
Bear Makes Ninja are:
Bear Makes Ninja formed in Lincolnshire in 2010, they have supported: Mutiny On The Bounty, Cleft, Axis Of, Alpha Male Tea Party, The Wyches, Axes,Alright The Captain to name but a few and have played festival slots at: Arc Tan Gent, BBC Introducing, So Festival, Hockey Hustle and Airfield Anarchy.
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ALRIGHT THE CAPTAIN:-
Fri 25th March- Music City, Antwerp.
Sat 26th March- Cologne, Germany.
Fri 1st April- Mistni Borci, Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Sat 2nd April- Prague, Czech Republic.
Weds 6th April- The Wild Rover, Aachen, Germany.
Thurs 7th April- Luxembourg
Fri 8th April-Brussels, Belgium.
Sat 9th April- Borgloon, Belgium.
Sat 27th Feb- MADE Festival, The Audacious Art Experiment with Body Hound, Dystopian Future Movies, Sheffield.
Fri 11th March- ALBUM LAUNCH with Cleft, Alright the Captain and Patchwork Natives, JT SOAR, Nottingham.
Sat 12th March- ALBUM LAUNCH PART 2 with The Hyena Kill and Blind Wives, The Venue, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Sat 23rd April- Stag and Hounds, BRISTOL.
Fri 6th May- CHAOS THEORY, The Black Heart, Camden, London.
Sat 7th May- SMALL POND RECORDINGS, Brighton.
Sat 21st May- SHANTI FEST, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
Fri 17th June- Cobbles Bar, Louth, Lincolnshire.
Sat 18th June- BAD OWL, Leeds.