Sunday, 28 October 2012

Crypt Session

We recorded a stripped back and laid bare session for the guys over at The Crypt Sessions. They've got lots of other excellent sessions on their site so check 'em out.

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Only Way To Swim

We've gone and done a new track. You can download it for free. Lauren Laverne kindly made it her mpfree on her show today, which you can listen to here....

Friday, 7 September 2012

Abbey Road

So, we've got a new practice room in Brighton. It's tucked underneath a block of flats and you have to go through a laundry room to get to it, it's also next to the beach. It's dark, there's no phone signal and it's conducive to doing nothing but making puns on band names and recording drums, lots of drums. We like it. It's our very own Abbey Road, but smaller, much smaller and with much less Beatles heritage.  We're writing lots of new songs, and we're recording them in this room in Brighton. Some of them are nearly finished and you'll get to hear them soon.

 Our new office

 Our new keyboard player, he's also  a horse.

Sunday, 26 August 2012


This is Brighton, England. We've been making excursions there recently to work on some new songs, to form the follow up to our album. Which, by the way, is back in stock in posh digipack form from our shop.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Bear Driver's 115th Dream

Our debut album is now available to pre-order. Download is only £3, or you can get a digipak CD, with download code included, for only £5. Not bad for some of the most impressive modern pop writing of 2012. Not my words, Michael, the words of Shakin' Stevens.

This Friday (June 8th), happens to be the same date as our album launch at The Old Blue Last, which is on Friday (June 8th) at The Old Blue Last. Why not celebrate this cosmic coincidence by coming along to our album launch, which is also on that exact same day (Friday (June 8th)) at that exact same place (The Old Blue Last). Entrance is free to all those wearing little red hats. Further details for this event can be found here.

Album artwork possibly something like this?

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Enemy Video

Here's the new video for Enemy, made by the very talented Tom Rainford and Victoria Butler.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Hey Cats, our next single is going to be 'Enemy'. You can listen to it below. It will be out for you to buy on May 28th.

Monday, 26 March 2012


Here's the video for Big Love.

You can download the single from iTunes here

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Next Show: Communion @ Notting Hill Arts Club

With our single 'Big Love' coming out on April 2nd, we thought we'd play a show on April 1st. No joke. Here's the info:!/events/320688594655196/

Sunday, 4 March 2012

New single 'Big Love' - have a listen

We're putting a single out. It's called Big Love. It used to be called BigBig Love, but we decided that Big was big enough. What do you think? Have a listen on the exclusive post on the 405 blog below

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Daytrotter Sessions Session Day

Quite recently, Friday 3rd February to be precise, we (Bear Driver) went and recorded a session for Daytrotter at the Church Studio in Crouch End.

We've all been fans of Daytrotter for a long time and so it was pretty exciting to be asked to record a session for them. We recorded live straight to two-track tape, so no overdubs and no editing. We only had a two hour slot and it took us a few takes to get comfortable, but eventually we got into a groove and blasted out all the hits, finishing with mere seconds to spare. I kind of feel like all recording should be done that way. But then, I haven't actually heard the finished recordings yet, so it's possible that I may change my mind, of course. If it turns out that we suck. I don't think we do. But we might. 

No, I'm pretty sure we don't.

If you're not familiar with Daytrotter, then I suggest you head over to their website to check them out. It costs just $2 a month to subscribe, which is obscenely cheap when you see how much awesome music they have available. I'd recommend these sessions by Low and Bill Callahan but that's because I'm a big fan. If you don't like those guys, well, that's fair enough, I won't judge. Plus, there's so much stuff on there that I'm sure you'll find something you like.

Not sure when our session will be up yet. We'll let you know as soon as we do.

P.S. It's possible that I'll try and add a couple more pictures. It was taking ages to upload and I got bored.

P.P.S. Sorry I said "got into a groove". It just felt right. We really were grooving.

Bear Driver's debut album is probably now going to be out in May and it probably won't be called Nashville Skyline.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Preview / Review of new AA-side single Let The Cold

We've been getting some fine feedback for 'Never Never', now here comes the first thoughts on the double A-side 'Let The Cold'. Streaming exclusively on

Monday, 28 November 2011

Never Never Video

You just watched the video for Never Never. Feel good, huh?
The track is available for free download over on our Soundcloud page!

Friday, 25 November 2011