West Cork, County Cork
“..a gorgeous and evocative record..”
Hot Press ***
“..irresistibly charming debut album..”
“..one of the best Irish debuts of recent years..”
The Sunday Business Post ****
“This wonderfully warm and fuzzy debut is perhaps the surprise of the year.”
‘Armoured Bear inhabits that sultry space between sleep and consciousness, that magic realm where dreams encroach on reality, that special spot where for one moment of bliss in the blue dawning of the morning, you lose yourself and forget where you are'
Growing up influenced by magical West Cork scenes where in his youth, the swaying ocean tides was full of mermaids and the man on the moon would occasionally wink at you, Armoured Bear's music will paint you a picture of a delicate intimate scene told through the innocent eyes of a boy lost in the stars, whilst keeping a parallel to the reality of the adult world that surrounds us.
Armoured Bear released their debut album 'Honeycomb Moons' in October 2008 to critical acclaim. Receiving generous reviews, singles from the album were playlisted on radio nationally and regionally. The band toured nationally in 2008 and 2009 and made various appearances on TV shows such as The View and The Last Broadcast.
Armoured Bear also featured highly in many end of year polls such as the Super 72 (Paul McCloone - TodayFm), Top 5 Irish Albums 2008 (Michael Carr - 96FM) and Top 100 Bands Right Now (April 2009 - The Ticket).
Armoured Bear are currently in production for a follow up album due out in 2013.