DITTIES FROM DOWN UNDER: Boy and Bear

March 03. 2011 | By Catriona Noble

This Sydney based singing-songwriting trio are the perpetual “have a happy day” folk-rock perpetrators, captivating the “salts of the earth” with their use of down-to-Earth instruments. Their lyrics create the warm feeling of telling tales around the camp fire with clever modern use of mandolin, guitar and tambourine. They manage to hit the core of the heart, giving a feeling of safety, then introduce that toe-tapping beat which sets it up perfectly for their sweet-sweet soothing harmony. All three vocalists are both chilling yet euphoric. Their mood takes the listener to the brighter sides of life, where positive head space rules.

Australia voted their stunning cover of a very beloved New Zealand band Crowed House “Fall at your Feet” at number 5  and their own “Rabbit Song” at 45 in the world’s largest music poll, Triple J Hottest 100 and Rolling Stone magazine last month and called them an “Artist to Watch.”

Round it up because we’ll have our chance to check out Boy and Bear at SXSW.

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