Out here in January...

Quite the big deal in their native Australia, where this album is already available, Sydney-based quintet Boy & Bear are about ready to bring their folk-touched indie sunshine to the UK. Which is ever so good of them, as we could do with a dose of vitamin D about now.

The band’s second LP, ‘Harlequin Dream’, is released in this part of the world on January 13th via Nettwerk. Below, a rather handy stream of the whole album, for you fine Clash readers to enjoy.

Says vocalist and guitarist Dave Hosking on bringing his band’s sounds to Blighty and the continent: “We are very pleased to announce the release of ‘Harlequin Dream’ in Europe. It’s exciting to watch these songs, that started in our bedrooms. take us so far away...”

Thanks, Dave. A man of few words, he’s probably right to let his music do the talking – which it did to great sales back home, as ‘Harlequin Dream’ debuted at number one on the Australian album chart in August 2013.

If you’re after a taster before diving into the full album, here’s the band’s single ‘Southern Sun’…

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Find Boy & Bear online here

Photo: Luke Kellet

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