Bear’s Den is Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones. The band formed in 2012, and performed their first shows on Communion’s Austin to Boston tour, now immortalised in the documentary of the same name. The “Agape EP” and “Without/Within EP” were their first releases on Communion followed by their beautiful debut album “Islands” in September 2014.
Bear’s Den received a prestigious Ivor Novello nomination for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for the song Above The Clouds of Pompeii. The release of this single saw the band’s inclusion on the Radio 1 Playlist for the first time and the album subsequently re-entering the Top 75 (and iTunes Top 20) a full ten months after its release.
The band’s ascent continued on the road with 2015 seeing a busy summer of festivals that included Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds as well as support slots with Mumford & Sons. They also sold out their own UK and European tours including a headline show at London’s Roundhouse.
The band released their second album Red Earth & Pouring Rain in 2016.