A BIG OLD HELPING OF PUNK-ROCK, HEART AND SOUL FROM UP NORTH
SOUNDING LIKE something between a comfort and a warning, Bear Trade reflect on life without hiding their North East accents or rushing. It’s a reminder that punk-rock can be catchy without being relentlessly upbeat, or full of grown men recycling dilemmas from their adolescence. ‘I’m sick of trying too hard / I’m sick of reading the news / Because this news is not news,’ begins Family Planning, a song that perfectly encapsulates the world-weary outlook of frontman Greg Robson. Heavily influenced by the pioneering gruff punk of Sunderland’s Leatherface, the ideas here are not always new, but they’re always good.the perfect punk-rock pub band.and, yes, that’s a good thing. DOWNLOAD: Family Planning. FOR FANS OF: Leatherface,title Fight.