Straw Bear – Snobbery (single) (self-released)
“Snobbery”, the second single from Cambridgeshire five-piece Straw Bear, has been embraced by BBC radio DJs Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, Jen Long & Ally McCrae, the legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins and Gary Crowley. In other words practically everyone at BBC radio has taken to the song.
“Snobbery” follows the band’s breakthrough single “Kitty“, one of Dermot O’Leary’s singles of the week on BBC Radio 2, and a track BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson called “an understated gem” before booking the band for a session on his show and selecting them to open the Introducing stage at this year’s Great Escape Festival.
Lifted from the band’s debut album, ‘Black Bank’, from late last year the new single is an incredibly melodious, organic mixture of folk, alt-country, and jangly-rock.
At times “Snobbery” calls to mind say, early Travis and the Guillemots yet that merely scratches the surface; gorgeous vocals, interesting and quirky chord progressions, wry storytelling, funny, touching lyrics, and tastefully played – Snobbery” is a brilliant and unique little tune.
The single for “Snobbery” will be released today, July 29, while the album, ‘Black Bank’, was released 10 December, 2012 and is available now.
Watch the video below:
Listen to “Snobbery” below: