Brownbear are an indie/alternative act, fronted by songwriter Matt Hickman. The band released their debut single ‘Dead or Alive’ in May 2014 which subsequently gained them national radio exposure and high profile gigs which included supporting The Libertines at their comeback show at the iconic Barrowland Balllroom in Glasgow.
Brownbear then went on to join The Libertines again at their BST Summertime show at Hyde Park before playing at a number of festivals including T in The Park & Belladrum. An acoustic version of ‘Dead or Alive’ recorded in the BBC Treehouse became the most viewed clip online for T in the Park 2014 ahead of the likes of Arctic Monkeys & Biffy Clyro.
The bands first headline show in London sold out and received a positive 7/10 review from the NME. They then once again joined The Libertines as a support for their European tour before heading in to the studio to start work on their debut album.
Earlier this year brownbear supported The View on the Scottish dates of their UK tour before returning to the studio to finish working on their debut album, produced by ex ‘Superstar’ Joe McAlinden.
With the recording now complete, the band are gearing up to get back out playing live ahead of the album release in 2016!!