Bear's Den / Barnaby Bright
Taking a cue from earnest, pastoral folk-rockers like Mumford & Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Stornoway, London alt-country/indie folk trio Bear's Den formed around the talents of Joey Haynes and ex-Cherbourg members Andrew Davie and Kev Jones. Bear's Den honed its chops on tours with contemporaries like Of Monsters and Men, the Smoke Fairies, and Matt Corby before securing the opening slot for Mumford & Sons’ 2012 performance at London’s massive O2 Arena. The group issued a pair of debut EPs, Without/Within and Agape, through the Communion label last year.
Watch a music video for “Sahara” by Bear's Den here:
Since the release of its first album, Wake the Hero in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for its folk songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the New York Song Circle competition, Barnaby Bright's music has also been featured on ER and Days of our Lives. Their follow-up EP, Gravity, was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon.com. The band is now touring in support of its brand new full-length record, The Longest Day, gracing such notable venues as Lincoln Center and NPR's Mountain Stage in West Virgina, and sharing stages with the likes of the Lumineers and Norah Jones.