UK jazz luminaries Polar Bear are back with a new album Same As You and a UK tour. Despite its short gestation since the last record, the Mercury Prize shortlisted In Each And Every One, Same As You is a bold statement showing a strong vision for the band's future.
The album is to be released at the end of the month on The Leaf Label and is already recieving an array of positive press reviews, as is the new single 'Dont Let The Feeling Go'. Featuring drummer and bandleader Seb Rochford and Hannah Darling on vocals, this songs life affirming mantra and spiritual mood capture Polar Bear as their most inclusive and thought provoking.
The focus, clarity and heartfelt sincerity of this single are characteristic of the album as a whole, demonstrating the continuing musical journey that the group has taken in the short time since In Each And Every One. In their ten year existence, Polar Bear have grown both as individuals and as a whole, reaching far beyond any genre restrictions and connecting with jazz, rock, hip-hop, electronic and mainstream audiences alike.
“A joyous affirmation of positivity” 4/5 Mojo“Their most direct and uplifting yet. ‘Dont Let The Feeling Go’ is just a spoonfed breakbeat away from pop gold” 8/10 Uncut
“The UK’s most forward-thinking jazz act… make dazzling return” 4/5 Q
Same As You is released March 30th and is available to pre-order from Polar Bear’s Bandcamp and the Leaf store. ‘Dont Let The Feeling Go’ is out now, and is available to download for free if you pre-order the album.
You can listen to it HERE
Live Dates Are As Follows:
8th April - Village Underground, London
15th April - Komedia, Brighton
17th April - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
18th April - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
19th April - Kazimier, Liverpool
21st April - Hare And Hounds, Birmingham
22nd April - Broomhill Art Hotel
23rd April - Colsten Hall, Bristol
5th July - Festival of Firsts, Hoylake