Interview With Bearfoot Beware
PUNCHY, CLAW-SHARPENED HOOKS AND JAUNTY EXUBERANCE
Leeds upstarts Bearfoot Beware are influenced by bears and the sheer power of all things ursine, though whether this extends to enjoying a long winter dormancy, having breath like Chernobyl, and going mad crazy for honey, salmon and acorns remains to be seen. What is evident however is their ear for a catchy, scuzzy melody, their skill in writing punchy, claw-sharpened hooks, and their lust for a jaunty exuberance which can often be mistaken for arrogance (but is usually correctly identified as showmanship).
With lyrical subject matter pinballing between Gordon Brown’s eye, David Beckham’s new fringe, litter and knife crime, Bearfoot Beware may yet prove to be important vocal documenters of the much lamented broken Britain. Through these pictures they allow us an insight into their debauched den, and offer us their shit-kicking, tree-chopping, lumberjack-baiting anthem Bernard’s Watch to download for free. All of which begs the question if a bear shits in the woods, and Dolly Parton sleeps on her back, is the Pope a chocaholic? Or something like that.