Brownbear with SOAP
Brownbear is a four-piece indie-rock outfit led by singer/songwriter Matt Hickman.
The group 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’s 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 Tartan Heart Festival. 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 band’s first London headline show was a sell out and received a positive 7/10 review from the NME. Brownbear then embarked on a European tour before starting work on their debut album. Early in 2016 they supported The View on the Scottish dates of their UK tour before returning to the studio to finish recording the album, produced by ex 'Superstar' Joe McAlinden.
With the album now complete and set to be released the band are gearing up for getting back out playing live this year.
Supported by Dunoon’s own ‘Soap’.
Soap are a young band from Dunoon who have recently released their first EP 'Live Fast'. They play regularly throughout Dunoon and the surrounding areas always making sure they get the crowd going.