WRITTEN BY: Clare Armstrong (me)
PUBLISHED: Sauce Magazine, Hobart
Recently returned from touring the U.S, Sydney quintet, Boy & Bear are preparing for a national headline tour. Having already added several extra shows to their diaries, the boys are poised for sell-out crowds across the country throughout November. The tour will be their first in Australia since the release of Moonfire, the band’s debut album. Bassist, Jake Tarasenko talks about their recent tours, the record and the future of Boy & Bear.
Trasenko is walking through the suburbs on his way to the testing office to finally get his unrestricted license. At the age of 23 he may not have had a great deal of success in a driving capacity, however the Boy & Bear fans who are filling venues to capacity across the country don’t seem to mind. Since their discovery on Triple J Unearthed in 2009, Boy & Bear have been busy playing festivals and shows all over Australia and further abroad. They’ve received international exposure touring with U.K artists such as Laura Marling and Mumford& Sons and earlier this year the band were on the Lollapalooza Festival line up in Chicago.