'Without/Within', the brand new EP from London trio Bear's Den, is out today on Communion Records and to mark this release the band have unveiled the official video for the EP's lead track 'Sahara'.
Directed by Harrison Atkins, the concept for the video is based around a woman afflicted by her memory. Davie, of Bear's Den explains Harrison Atkins' use of chromakey within the video as "a way of blending and projecting different colours, tones and footage onto the walls and background images etc. of certain scenes to create a juxtaposition between the character's nostalgic memories and her current alienation."
Fresh from supporting Daughter in the US and Matt Corby in Australia, Bear's Den are now back in the UK and will kick of their UK and European headline tour in Leeds this Friday. Full listings as follows, and tickets for the shows not yet sold out are available now.
'Without/Within' comes from a band who have progressed sonically over the past few months, yet amongst the walls of vocal harmonies and rich instrumentation, the driving force behind 'Without/Within' remains the heartfelt lyrics which typified their 'Agape' EP from earlier this year. 2013 has unfolded into a year of non-stop touring for Bear's Den, and their music has grown into the venues they're now playing. 'Without/Within' demonstrates a natural step in maturity from their year spent on the road.
Friday 1st November: Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
Sunday 3rd November: King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Monday 4th November: Deaf Institute, Manchester
Tuesday 5th November: Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham **SOLD OUT**
Wednesday 6th November: Village Underground, London **SOLD OUT**
Thursday 7th November: The Haunt, Brighton **SOLD OUT**
Sunday 10th November: Privatclub, Berlin
Monday 11th November: Molotow, Hamburg
Tuesday 12th November: Blue Shell, Cologne **SOLD OUT**
Wednesday 13th November: Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam