Eliza and the Bear announce in-store performance and signings of debut album

Posted on 23 March 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Eliza and the Bear have announced that they will be visiting record stores across the UK to perform a special acoustic set, meet fans and sign copies of their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, out 8th April through Capitol Records.

Eliza and the Bear in store appearance Dates & Times:

Fri 8th April – Fopp Covent Garden- 6pm
Sun 10th April – Fopp Cambridge – 3.30pm
Mon 11th April – hmv Southampton – 5.15pm 
Tues 12th April – Fopp Nottingham – 5.15pm
Wed 13th April – hmv Birmingham – 5.15
Thurs 14th April – Fopp Bristol – 5.15pm
Fri 15th April – Fopp Manchester – 5.15pm
Sat 16th April – Fopp Edinburgh -12pm
Sat 16th April – Fopp Union St Glasgow – 5pm

Eliza and the Bear have revealed ‘Friends’ yet another glowing anthem taken from their debut album. The track tells an uplifting story about the importance of friends and family, combined with gleaming guitars and stadium-sized optimism. ‘Friends’ is the perfect example of how the Essex quintet create life-affirming songs.

‘Friends’ is the latest single to be lifted from their eponymously-titled debut album, released April 8th on Capitol Records. The track follows previous Radio 1 play-listed singles ‘Lion’s Heart’, which ‘led to roaring singalongs at festivals’ (The Telegraph) and ‘It Gets Cold’ (The Independent “hard to get away from its magnetic groove”).

Other stand out tracks include beautifully broody, strings accompanied ‘I’m On Your Side’, fan favourite ‘Brother’s Boat’ and ‘Make It On My Own’ (Evening Standard: ‘Its mighty thud puts it alongside big-selling Americans such as AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons”)

During the making of the album, the band decamped to Nashville to work with three times Grammy Award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay).

“We wanted to get out of London, get away from distractions and concentrate on making the songs as good as they could be,”says frontman James Kellegher, “Jacquire brought in a string quartet, a gospel choir and a couple of brilliant brass players.”

Having previously supported the likes of Paramore, Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION, last year they completed a string of support dates with Twin Atlantic including a 10,000 capacity sold out show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Brixton Academy and Manchester Albert Hall as well as their own headline date at a packed out London KOKO. The band have now announced a pre-album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall on April 7th and shows in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow too. 

Album Tracklist

1. Friends
2. Where Have You Been
3. Make It On My Own
4. Lion’s Heart
5. Cruel
6. Light It Up
7. It Gets Cold
8. Oxygen
9. Upon The North
10. Brother’s Boat
11. I’m On Your Side

Deluxe edition
12. Thief
13. I Hope You Know 
14. Natives
15. Talk

April UK Headline Dates
07/04 – London – Islington Assembly Hall
13/04 – Birmingham – Institute Library
14/04 – Bristol – Thekla
15/04 – Manchester – Academy 3
16/04 – Glasgow – Garage