Boy & Bear

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:43pm

“I like rain but I’m over it,” says Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart.


“I’m somewhat a nerd that I started fishing this year – I wanted to do something new and all the mindfulness bullshit… it’s gonna make me want to learn, but I can’t fish when it’s raining.”


Hart has had some time on his hands lately, and not just because of the recent Sydney downpours. Boy & Bear...

Posted 15 Feb 2016 @ 10:26am

Reviewed on Friday February 12 (photo by Ashley Mar)


It may come as a bit of a surprise, but this was Dave Hosking’s first time inside the Hordern Pavilion. The frontman of indie-folk darlings Boy & Bear had admitted that in the lead-up to the second-last show on their biggest Australian tour to date, he drove past the venue many times to check out their poster. But yes, it...

Posted 14 Oct 2015 @ 12:02pm



After the neo-folk brilliance of debut Moonfire, followed by the steady, ’70s-rock-flecked Harlequin Dream, Boy & Bear feel and sound like a band infinitely comfortable in their position.


They’ve been gradually stretching and flexing, but never attempting anything that would seriously rock the boat they’ve built.  


Like any of their...

Posted 7 Oct 2015 @ 4:11pm

By now, Boy & Bear have written enough earworms to have infiltrated every household in Australia at least the once over.


While Boy & Bear: The Musical might still be some years away, allow me to assuage your fears; their new album, Limit Of Love, provides enough catchy melodies to keep you distracted until that fateful future matinee. In fact, the Sydneysiders’ third LP...

Posted 22 Sep 2014 @ 10:40am

Reviewed on Sunday September 21 (photo by Ashley Mar)


It’s a testament to the strength of a support act that even being fractionally late entails clambering over the indignant legs of 20 people before being able to take your seat. From go to whoa Holy Holy had the crowd energised, belting out tunes like it was their last chance to do so (which I suspect is what all of us are...

Posted 4 Sep 2014 @ 12:35pm

Lost Paradise, the New Year's festival being held in Glenworth Valley at Peats Ridge, has announced a bumper 2014/15 lineup.


Boy & Bear, AlunaGeorge, The Preatures, Ball Park Music, Sylvan Esso, Pond and Badbadnotgood lead a diverse schedule of artists that'll celebrate the New Year just north of Sydney. Alongside the music will be food, yoga, art and guaranteed good times...

Posted 15 Aug 2014 @ 9:00am

Whether it’s their preference or not, a loaded touring schedule is an essential requirement for musicians in the 21st century. Boy & Bear’s second LP Harlequin Dream came out 12 months ago and the band has been on tour ever since. Ahead of the Sydney quintet’s Australian theatre tour next month – which falls in between a European festival run and their third US jaunt of the year –...

Posted 27 May 2014 @ 11:22am

Sydney favourites Boy & Bear will play the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall in September.


They're continuing a growing tradition of superb contemporary music acts playing the grand old hall, which by the time Boy & Bear arrive will already have hosted this year the likes of The Jezabels, Pixies and many more. Meanwhile, for Boy & Bear themselves, the gig serves as...


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