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Review: Minus The Bear- Steel and Blood

Friday 21 September 2012
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With a name derived from an inside ‘fellatio’ joke, and a string of eclectically bizarre yet endearing song titles including ‘Hey, Wanna Throw Up? Get Me Naked’ and I Lost All My Money at the Cock Fights,  Minus the Bear release Steel and Blood, the first track from new album Infinity Overhead.

Offering a more mature and solid wave of magnitude, Minus the Bear enjoy a return to form, ten years into their career, and recover well from the disappointingly awkward third sildenafil cheap pills effort, OMNI. Steel and Blood offers an intriguing sneak into Infinity Overheads temperament. Kicking off with a Pele-esque ripping guitar strum and the drone and thump of percussion – along with the dulcet vocals of Jake Snider – Steel and Blood offers an enjoyable, yet clean and irritatingly retained arrangement. The return of former keyboardist Matt Bayles in a production capacity should please fans of old, and the new will take pleasure in its commercially friendly, melodic summer indie.

Words: Simon Herriott