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Bear’s Den (London, U.K.)
Indie Folk Rock
Andrew Davie, Joey Haynes and Kevin Jones formed their British trio Bear’s Den drawing on inspiration from artists like Ryan Adams and early Wilco, as well as other American Folk and AltCountry artists past and present. But the group’s sparse acoustic sound (banjo, guitar, drums) is unique to them, the passionate vocals giving the band a modern vibe ready for the U.K. charts. The trio caught the attention of Mumford & Sons, who invited the group to open for their huge London arena show last year and their The Gentlemen of the Road tour this year. They also put out Bear’s Den’s 2013 EP Agape on Mumfords’ Communion label.
YDIIYD: Chris Martin of Coldplay fronting an ethereal American Folk band. (MB)