We Raise Bears
We Raise Bears is a newly formed Dublin band. Fast becoming known for their live performances described as intense, emotionally-charged and raw, the band's equally noticeable approach to song-crafting reveals a penchant for prolific lyricisim and curiously arresting arrangements.
Having originally met while Conor was studying Music and Sharon was studying Fine Art, the pair eventually formed the band in early 2014. As a springboard, and armed with just a guitar, harmonium, pedals, light percussion and two voices, they set about capturing the raw essence of newly composed songs in a series of live videos, which were recorded on a Roscommon farm.
Using the blueprint of these live recordings they have spend the first half of this year gigging regularly, playing some of Dublin's best known venues (Whelan's, the Workman's Club and Bewley's Theatre), while also making their festival debut at Kilkenny's Light Colour Sound Festival and increasingly traveling outside the capital to play.
We Raise Bears are gearing up for the release of their debut EP in Spring 2015.