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Little Bear New Single Out 15th July

The band’s first release on Smalltown America is an epic Double-A ‘Night Dries Like Ink / Killer’

We're super excited to announce details of Derry band Little Bear's latest single - available now on our eStore.

Steadily building a reputation as one of this island’s hardest working live bands, Little Bear has recently shared stages with Ryan Bingham and Hudson Taylor. As part of the Other Voices trail the quartet were delighted to be in the company of Laura Marling, Daughter and Villagers. Phenomenal, passionate live sets have attracted capacity crowds and a growing legion of die-hard Derry fans to their brand of epic, soaring sound.

After featuring regularly on BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line, Huw Stephens made the band’s track ‘The Devil Is A Songbird’, his BBC Introducing Track Of The Week, heaping praise on its emotional and poignant lyrics. 

This release opens with 'Night Dries Like Ink' and describes the image of two brothers in different times at the same scene, one brother facing the thought of leaving and the other brother being committed to staying. ‘Killer’ is another meditative and thought provoking piece; which lyrically tackles death, the meaning of human existence and the place of a god in that existence.

Little Bear are not just a new band to watch – they are a new band to fall in love with.