De Beren Gieren (The Bears Vultures) are heading to the UK today for their 'Dug Out Skyscrapers' release tour, and they are really excited. During five great concerts, the lauded band will present its new album 'Dug Out Skyscrapers' (out on Sdban Ultra from Sept. 29):
3.10 | Sofar Sounds Session, London
5.10 | Hare & Hounds (THSH), Birmingham
6.10 | Private house concert in Leeds
7.10 | Marsden Jazz Festival, Marsden
8.10 | Vortex Jazz Club, London
If you are interested in meeting or interviewing the band and/or reviewing the album or concerts, let Lize know! She'll arrange a spot on the guest list and send you with great pleasure a promo copy of the album.
The Yorkshire Post already included De Beren Gieren in their 'top 5: pick of the best music'. We're sure the other Britain press will be equally fond of the album, just like all the major Belgian press are:
“Dug Out Skyscrapers is one of the best albums this year.” Knack Focus
“‘Wondering what the future holds for this trio’, is what we wrote after our first concert of De Beren Gieren in 2010. The answer wasn’t long in coming, because the trio developed itself into a fixture within the Belgian jazz scene at a very high pace. Dug Out Skyscrapers, album#5, is considered so far as the highlight of their extraordinary journey.” Enola
“With this kind of albums, venues will be sold out in no time.” Written in Music
“‘Dug out skyscrapers’ from De Beren Gieren cleverly compromises between chaos and poetry. […] It is a worthy successor for the unanimously lauded ‘One mirrors many’ (2015), with an idyllic one-hour soundtrack to dream away with: from smoky jazz cafés to the end of the world. The three ingenious musicians are only too happy to play with repetition and so bring the ideal mix between catchy and experimental. The artistry is as thick as butter here.” Indiestyle.be
“This Belgian trio loves to compete with jazz magnitudes, and it succeeds when talking about spirit, craziness and virtuoso play.” De Morgen
In short: be there or be square!