Boy & Bear have revealed the video for new single ‘Limit of Love’, which is released on 29th January.
Artist: Boy & Bear
Single: ‘Limit of Love’ released on 29th January 2016
Album: ‘Limit of Love’ OUT NOW
Live: February UK Tour including The Forum, London on 23rd February
‘the irresistible Walk The Wire adds ‘80s synths and a renewed urgency to their sound and is perhaps their most enjoyable moment to date’ – Q Magazine
BOY & BEAR WILL RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ ON 29TH JANUARY 2016 AHEAD OF A HEADLINE UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY. THE TRACK IS THE TITLE TRACK OF THEIR NO.1 AUSTRALIAN ALBUM, OUT NOW
Last year Boy & Bear have celebrated a No.1 album in their homeland of Australia. ‘Limit of Love’ shot straight to No.1 upon its release, and was released here in the UK on 30th October on Nettwerk Records. Lead single ‘Walk The Wire’ picked up support from 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and Jo Whiley. New single ‘Limit of Love’ is released on 29th January on Nettwerk Records.
The band, who have just announce a headline tour of the UK in February 2016, aren’t strangers to touring; in 2014 Boy & Bear played 170 shows across three continents in support of their platinum-selling album ‘Harlequin Dream’.
At the end of that tour they returned to the studio to get working on ‘Limit of Love’. They teamed up with renowned producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs) with the intention of cutting a record the old fashioned way – live in the studio, straight to tape, with virtually no overdubs.
“I was shitting myself,” laughs frontman Dave Hosking, who took on the almost-unheard-of challenge of recording his vocals live with the band. “But it’s funny you know, what made it less intimidating was having someone like Ethan there, who is such an advocate for it. He put it on the table at our first meeting, that he’d be very keen to at least try going for it as a first approach. When we left the meeting we felt pretty good about it. We were up for the challenge.”
An intensive writing period followed, focusing on a series of sessions on New South Wale’s gorgeous South Coast which saw the band lock themselves away in a rented house with nothing more than wine, good food and their music. Given the demands of the previous year’s touring, Hosking – usually the band’s main songwriter – hadn’t had time to craft a fully fledged set of songs, so for the first time Boy & Bear composed as a collective on a number of tunes, building them from the ground up as a band.
‘Limit of Love’ is a recording that is less about fine-tuning everything to the nth-degree, and more about capturing a band at the height of their powers in an honest, organic way. It’s an approach most modern bands would be too scared to try, but for Boy & Bear, that leap of faith has proven to be a masterstroke. Watch the studio acoustic version of ‘Limit of Love’ here.
Watch the making of the album video here
17th Feb Academy Green Room Dublin
19th Feb Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
20th Feb Stylus Leeds
21st Feb Club Academy Manchester
23rd Feb The Forum London
24th Feb Globe Theatre Cardiff
25th Feb Academy 2 Birmingham
26th Feb Trinity Bristol
28th Feb The Old Market Hove