It is with no little anticipation, and indeed excitement, that China Bears’ debut e.p. offering I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You finally drops in its complete fully-conceived form this week. The arrival of previous instalments Stay For Good, Sunday and Cold Shivers has seen a gradual demisting of a conceptual work, visually and musically. […]

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Shivering has a been a staple inspiration in British guitar music down the decades. From Patrick Fitzgerald’s abstract wordplay about women defrosting and “sunshine orange skin” to Chris Martin’s sinister lyrical undercurrents in Coldplay’s breakthrough era, these little involuntary bodily reactions have been a perennial focus for musical musing. Perhaps it’s the duality of the […]

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‘Sunday is [China Bears] most mature song writing yet, a song with qualities far beyond their years.’ One of our best British sound writers Frank Turner summed up China Bears perfectly when he met them a few years ago he commented that they are “Brilliant, I wish I sounded like that at my stage of […]

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China Bears are everything indie has been missing since angry post-punk took over and quite frankly as much as we’re pissed off with Brexit China Bears sound is the refreshing cold lemonade after a sweaty run; we’re feeling hydrated again. And as much as we’re as excited as everyone that IDLES and others are challenging […]

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