China Bears

Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan & Frazer, the line up was complete in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford, UK. China Bears have spent the last few years playing extensively around the UK, with notable support slots for bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Geneva and The Howl & The Hum.

After self-releasing 3 singles China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of their debut EP 'I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You', picking up attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Gigwise & Radio X. Last year the quartet performed a live session for Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music in support of a trio of singles; 'I'm Not Eating Like I Used To', 'Statue Still' and 'Jolene', which were released throughout 2020.

China Bears have announced a number of headline shows and festivals throughout 2021/22, which will keep fans who have missed the bands stellar live show due to covid happy and with new music on the horizon at the start of the year, 2022 is set to be a big year for the alt indie foursome.

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Events featuring China Bears

Mar 18, 2022
11:20pm — 12:00am
Presented by
Fierce Panda Records
Mar 19, 2022
7:00pm — 7:40pm
Guildford, UK-ENGLAND
Indie Pop
Professional Connections
China Bears is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Producer/Studio Engineer
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors