BEAR AWAY: Self-titled: 7”

Two songs feature on this debut vinyl excursion from this quartet hailing from the North East of England. Having previously heard the band, I knew what to expect—soaring, melodic punk that certainly has an English feel to it in the tradition of Leatherface and Milloy—but with a nod towards the likes of Samiam and Timeshares from across the pond. Hopefully Bear Away can nail down an LP in the not too distant future as I know I’m ready for one. –Rich Cocksedge (Disillusioned, [email protected], disillusionesrecords.co.uk / Engineer, [email protected], engineerrecords.com)