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Boy & Bear Announce Self-Titled Album Details; New Single “Apex” and Tour Dates Revealed

Award-winning Australian quintet Boy & Bear have revealed details of their upcoming self-titled album and released new single “Apex”.



Boy & Bear by Maclay Heriot

Australian chart-topping quintet Boy & Bear have announced that their forthcoming self-titled fifth studio album will see release independently on May 26th 2023.

To celebrate the news, the band have also released their latest single “Apex”, and confirmed they will hit the road touring Australia and New Zealand throughout June and July.

Dave Symes from the band says of their self-titled fifth album:

“We wanted to make an album of seductive grooves, soaring melodies, modulated ambient textures, and great stories. We worked hard to strike the right balance between vintage and cutting edge, polished and sure, but full of heart and wild touches. Experimenting with analogue and digital became a happy place on this record, not just in the way we created sounds but also in the way we wrote them, performed them and put them together.”

Symes goes on to explain: “After lock down it was great to all be back together in the studio, exploring the music we had been creating via various forms of correspondence. Nothing beats the feeling of getting the band back together and making music collectively. While we kept it local and made the album at home in Sydney, it was a real treat to get to mix the majority of the album with Craig at Toast Studios in London. His creative touch added the final ingredient to the album, an album I have had a great time exploring, getting to know and now share with others.”

The band’s fifth self-titled album arrives following their return to music in 2022 which saw the band release hit singles “State Of Flight” and “Just To Be Kind” as well as undertaking an extensive national and regional tour, a European and UK tour, and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their ARIA double-platinum album, Moonfire.

The band will celebrate their new record by touring Australia supported by Boo Seeka, with more tour dates to be announced soon.

Tour Dates:

06/16 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne VIC
06/17 – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
06/23 – San Fran, Wellington NZ
06/24 – Powerstation, Auckland NZ
06/30 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
07/14 – Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA
07/15 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA

Boy & Bear release their self-titled album on May 26th and you can pre-order your copy here.

Artwork for Self-Titled Album by Boy & Bear

Artwork for Self-Titled Album by Boy & Bear

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.