Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan and Frazer, the line up was complete in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford.
China Bears have spent the last few years playing extensively around the UK, with notable support slots for bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill a King, The Howl & The Hum, as well as many more.
After self releasing 3 singles China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of their debut EP I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You’, picking up attention from the likes of BBC Introducing, 6 Music, Radio 1 and Radio X. China Bears head into 2020 with a number of headline shows around the UK, support slot with October Drift and Geneva and head to USA for SXSW.
Plus support Wild Cat Strike: On their full-length debut album, ‘Rhubarb Nostalgia (Small Pond), Brighton four-piece Wild Cat Strike channel their gleeful sense of cacophony and flair of sonic abrasion into an engrossing album of off-kilter indie pop songs that hook on the heartstrings as they crisscross in and out of chaos. With two follow up EP’s displaying alternative version of the Album tracks, The Blood Orange Sessions paying homage to songs simple origin, and a Remix EP of more exploitive sounds, the band is growing a wide a diverse back catalogue.
China Bears – Brighton – The Hope & Ruin (downstairs) – 23rd April 2020
Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
28012020 – John Craigie. The Prince Albert
31012020 – Beans On Toast. Chalk
01022020 – Dog In The Snow. Green Door Store
06022020 – Zee Davine. The Hope & Ruin CANCELLED
07022020 – Man & The Echo. Green Door Store
08022020 – GURU. The Prince Albert SOLD OUT
18022020 – Liz Lawrence. The Prince Albert
24022020 – Trash Kit. The Prince Albert
03032020 – Modern Nature. Green Door Store
04032020 – The Wants. The Hope & Ruin
06032020 – Lady Lamb. Latest Music Bar
07032020 – The St Pierre Snake Invasion. The Hope & Ruin
08032020 – The Entrepreneurs. The Hope & Ruin
19032020 – DANCEHALL. The Hope & Ruin
20032020 – Gaygirl. The Hope & Ruin
23032020 – Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin. The Greys
23032020 – YOWL, The Prince Albert
25032020 – Rosie Alena. The Hope & Ruin
02042020 – Freya Beer. The Hope & Ruin
03042020 – Thomas Truax. Green Door Store
13042020 – Mush. The Prince Albert
16042020 – Seazoo. The Prince Albert
18042020 – Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom. Brighton Railway Club