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Staying power is the type of power few artists can manage to successfully retain.
For Sydney’s Boy & Bear however, theirs is a legacy that has continued to flourish thanks to a committed approach to their craft, and consecutive releases that have had the ability to strike a chord with audiences nationwide and beyond.
Forming in 2009, as Australian indie music was enjoying an early apex with fans and industry alike, Boy & Bear grew from a solo project for songwriter Dave Hosking, into a fully-fledged musical project that would see Hosking’s initial idea become home to Killian Gavin, Tim and Jon Hart, Jake Tarasenko and Dave Symes.
Early support via triple j and Triple J Unearthed propelled Boy & Bear into the national Australian music consciousness, leading the group to the release of their acclaimed, double-platinum selling debut album Moonfire in 2011. The record, featuring the smash hit ‘Feedling Line’, earned Boy & Bear five ARIA Awards and three placements in the triple j Hottest 100 of 2011.
The success of Moonfire would set an early precedent for Boy & Bear in terms of musical impact, though it was just the beginning when it came to creative frontiers the band was yet to cross. Making music and touring as a five-piece following their Moonfire era, Boy & Bear continued to carve out a place all their own for themselves: their music was as immersive as their peers, and yet in Hosking’s emotive and wide-reaching songwriting skills, Boy & Bear established themselves as contributors to the broader Australian songbook.
Boy & Bear’s career has gone on to earn them two #1 ARIA charting albums – Harlequin Dream (2013) and Limit Of Love (2015) – the former being the second Boy & Bear studio album to hit Platinum status.