Australian combo Boy & Bear rose to popularity in the early part of the 2010s playing evocative and heartfelt indie folk-rock in the vein of contemporaries like Fleet Foxes, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Mumford & Sons. They made a huge impact at home with their platinum-selling 2011 debut, Moonfire, followed by two consecutive chart-topping albums and a series of world tours. After a three-year break, the band returned to work with the dynamic Suck on Light in 2019. Formed in 2009 as a solo vehicle for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Dave Hosking, Boy & Bear quickly grew into a more collaborative affair with guitarist Killian Gavin, bass player Jake Tarasenko, and brothers Tim (drums) and Jon Hart (mandolin, keyboards) joining the fold. Before long, the quintet inked a record deal with Island Records on the strength of its ...
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