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Approved: Us Baby Bear Bones

By | Published on Tuesday 17 May 2011

Us Baby Bear Bones

I have a feeling that one half of this duo might be lying about their real name. Not sure if it’s Daisy Emily Warne or Puff Gandalfo, though. I guess that’s not important right now. The duo are based in Brighton and are just on the cusp of their 20s. Citing Why?, Broken Social Scene and Mew as their main influences, their songs are smart constructions of layered instruments and voices, though I’d say their sound was more likely to find wide commercial acceptance than any of those three bands.

Having discovered them a couple of weeks ago, they were one of my ‘must-sees’ for The Great Escape, where their already strong local following had bagged them a pretty good evening slot at Komedia. Sadly, I didn’t make it, and by all accounts I missed an excellent show where they proved to be just as engaging on stage as they are on record. To hear the recordings head over to their Bandcamp page, and for the live experience, they’ll be supporting The Wave Pictures at The Prince Albert in Brighton on 18 Jun.