Hunter & the Bear – Oran Mor, 22/11/17 - Gav Dron Review

Hunter & the Bear – Oran Mor, 22/11/17 - Gav Dron Review

There was something in the air in Oran Mor last Wednesday night. Maybe it was the feelings of excitement and anticipation that come with seeing fresh, emerging bands; or perhaps the smugness of being ahead of the curve. Whatever it was, you could feel the energy of the sold-out crowd waiting eagerly for Hunter & the Bear to take the stage. Love was also in the air and it was obviously too much for one young couple, with an on-stage proposal just before the band came out. She said “yes”, he smiled, the crowd cheered. Lovely.

Burnt Out Wreck Interview - Campbell Stewart / NHC MUSIC

Burnt Out Wreck Interview - Campbell Stewart / NHC MUSIC

have been good and folk got the general vibe about what we were trying to do. It was a good 5 months after that till we got to gig again, due to a few that got cancelled, but we've just got better with every gig, and I think we're at number 15 or 16 now. Not a lot for a full year, but we've been trying specifically to get gigs that suit us, good supports that will get us out to a decent audience. We've just done the Hard Rock Hell festival, which certainly achieved that, everyone went potty for us which was great. A kind of strange one was supporting prog rock legends Focus, at a 400 seat venue, with a captive audience of folk in their 50's to 70's, all there to see Focus of course. We were curious about how it would go, being all seated, but the place went mental for us, we had the whole place clapping and I just looked at the band and they were all like 'what the hell's happening here', so we went down really well that night.

'Get Your Kicks Sessions' Black Cat Bone - Review - Thomas Neil

'Get Your Kicks Sessions' Black Cat Bone - Review - Thomas Neil

‘Bullet’ - I know another really good song called Bullet so I had high hopes for this one and I wasn't let down. This song is fairly different from the previous tracks on this album, but it's good to change things up every now and again, and this is certainly a great track! I think this would do really well live. I said before that ‘Love my Baby’ is my favourite on the EP but I think I'll probably remember this one for longer, it has a simpler instrumental section so you focus more on what's being said and just kinda get swept away by the track.

GONZO DIV. MEETS THE HOWLING LORDS – A RUM-SOAKED INTERVIEW IN VARIETY BAR

GONZO DIV. MEETS THE HOWLING LORDS –  A RUM-SOAKED INTERVIEW IN VARIETY BAR

FELIX – We’ve been in loads of different bands locally and down in Glasgow and stuff. We had jammed before together but things kind of didn’t work, and then I took over songwriting and singing and things changed, we got other people involved doing other stuff. In Stornaway there is some amazing musicians, like scarily good. We got to work with a guy called Pete Fletcher for our first album and he was an amazing producer. What was always amazing though is you’d fuck it all up and he’d go ‘No that’s all right’ and you’d go ‘Are you sure!? I can do it a lot better’ and he’d go ‘No it’s fine’ and we’d be like ‘Okay, cool’.