Friday night and the bears were out to play, swapping woods and picnics for basement discos and house-beats The 2 Bears launched their latest EP ‘Bear Hug’ @ Dalston’s Nest. Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell (Greco-Roman Soundsystem) (two-halves of the sup-side project) announced their release in the honorable, bear-done way: tune after tuuune. Out of hibernation and showcasing an EP bound for summer, the 2 Bears laid-on a house-grounded tracklist stretching from likes as techno, hip-hop and garage. A big sound, one with nods and reps to early 90s super-beat anthems, gave reason for a helluvalotof bear-love.
Released June 20th on Southern Fried Records, ‘Bear Hug’ – as friday night proved – will set the beat for this house-bound summer. Rupert, Yogi and Paddington have got nothing on Joe & Raf, actually maybe Yogi – he got swaaag.