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Fiction

by Straw Bear

Released 2018
Released 2018
Fiction – Straw Bear's third long player – is 'set to become a cult classic' according to Clash, and is run through with the surreal lyricism and jangling guitars that have defined the band's sound.
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Fiction – Straw Bear's third long player – is 'set to become a cult classic' according to Clash, and is run through with the surreal lyricism and jangling guitars that have defined the band's sound.

Fiction follows their second, Black Bank, which caused an unexpected stir at the BBC for its songcraft, bizarre lyrics and folksy evocation of the band’s native Cambridgeshire Fens. Bob Harris, Cerys Matthews and Tom Robinson were happy to share their enthusiasm …
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Black Bank

by Straw Bear

Released 2012
Oilbug Music
Released 2012
Oilbug Music
Oddball folkiness, jangle-rock and some alt-country vistas.
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Straw Bear formed slowly over a number of years, like sedimentary rock or a bad habit.

They took their name from the Whittlesey Straw Bear festival, the first event in the pagan calendar (available at all good newsagents).

Ian and Chris began recording in their native Cambridgeshire, before Tom, Pas and Cate were sucked into their swirling musical eddy.

But just as they had a full complement, the same violent forces of nature that brought …
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