The English blues-rock band Hunter & The Bear released the single Renegade a few hours ago.
With a couple of EPs behind them and a few one and three track singles, word arrives they are working on their début LP and the first track to surface – Renegade was made available as a stand-alone single today too.
Renegade slugs its way out of the speakers akin a heavy-weight boxer crowding their opponent in the corner of the ring with pile driving punches of percussion while the guitars sway in slower tempo like the torso gradually pressing onward as the vocal glimmers through the gleaming gum-shield as a smiling visage knowing the count is coming whilst the bass dances light footsteps around the canvas.
The superb weaving between the speed of bass and percussion and the slowly paced guitars attests to a band who know not only what they are trying to do but more relevantly can do it with considerable ability. As regular readers will know how rarely I heap praise on a voice – this is one of those exceptions as Will delivers the knock-out punch for Renegade.
Gaining a strong live following locally and further afield, including more broadly in Europe it can only be a matter of time, if there is justice in the music industry, that they become established globally.
I look forward to details of the full album and following the band in what should be their deserved progress.
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