Our favourite furry friends Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard and Raf ‘Raf Daddy’ Rundell AKA The 2 Bears have returned with the Bear Hug EP out on 20 June on Southern Fried. I’m very pleased to hear that they’ve got new material as I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the epic third volume of the Southern Fried and Tested compilation, mixed by The 2 Bears and Thomas Gandey (AKA Cagedbaby)- one of my favourites is their own classic Be Strong from the Follow The Bears EP in March last year. This is set to continue as a debut album is in the pipeline for later this year.
The 2 Bears – Be Strong
Their EP Launch party is at Scandalism at The Nest next Friday 13 May alongside Toddla T, and you can hear what they’re playing out on their weekly Wednesday-night radio show for Ministry of Sound Radio, and they’re on Annie Mac’s show on Radio 1 on 27 May.