HUNTER & THE BEAR Release Video for ‘Digital Light’
Tackling the pressing theme of technology and its impact of our life, Hunter & The Bear are back with another rousing single, Digital Light.
Alt-rockers Hunter & The Bear make a storming return with their topical new single Digital Light. The track is the end product of the band’s collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda, and it’s a thriving, pumping track that grips onto you with such fervour that you’ll want to ride the electrifying energy again and again. Impassioned guitars establish their hold from a slightly muted start, with an explosive chorus of pulverising percussion and dynamic vocals unleashing the band’s full capability and letting go of all restrictions.
The band exemplify not only their ability to make a tour-de-force musically, but also lyrically as they touch base on the relationship that we have with technology, and the effects that it can have upon our mental health. Questioning whether or not we are assisted or inhibited by the devices that dominate every corner of our lives, especially in our relationships with those we hold closest and dearest, it’s strangely fitting considering how much dependency we now place on our phones and computers as social interactions are curtailed.
Frontman Will Irvine shares of the track:
I wrote it after a night with some mates I hadn’t seen for a while. There was a lot of time spent staring at phones and hardly any catching up done. If it wasn’t phones it was the obnoxiously bright TV in the corner of the pub. I guess I was frustrated that we’re all addicted to this stuff without even knowing it. It gets in the way of real relationships and makes us blind to things we need like love and human contact along with boosting anxiety and mental health problems, especially in our younger generation.
The band were due to embark on their first UK-wide tour of this year a few days ago, but in light of the Covid-19 situation, they have had to reschedule it for later this year. The band states:
Due to the ongoing and ever changing health situation in the UK and as per government advice the decision has been made to postpone our tour due to start next week. We are gutted to not be playing these shows as we were so excited to show you what we’ve been working on. But the safety of everyone participating from you guys through to our crew and venue staff is paramount. We have been busy working behind the scenes to reschedule all dates for this September. We want to thank everyone who pre-bought tickets. Your continued support is truly humbling. Stay safe and see you all soon, Love Will, Gareth, Chris, and John
You will be able to catch them on the following re-scheduled dates in September.
15 – Glasgow, King Tuts
16 – Glasgow, King Tuts
17 – Edinburgh, Mash House
18 – Inverness, Ironworks
20 – Perth, Inchyra Arts Club
21 – Manchester, YES (Pink Room)
22 – London, Oslo
23 – Exeter, The Cavern
24 – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon