Monday, 3 October 2022

Bear, Man Dangerous - Unofficial Coworker (EP Review)

Date Released: November 07th 2022. Record Label: Self Released. Formats: DD

Unofficial Coworker: Tracklisting

1.Tlӧn, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius 02:38

2.Bois Sauvage 06:05

3.Unofficial Coworker 05:55


Unofficial Coworker is the new EP from Americana/Shoegaze/Stoner Rockers Bear, Man Dangerous. The band don’t really fall within those stated categories as there are elements of Post-Hardcore, Psych Rock and Alternative Rock to their overall sound. The EP has sublime elements of WEIRDO style rock with a thunderous sludgy groove.

The standout tracks are Bois Sauvage and Unofficial Coworker where the band have more time to fully develop their creative ideas on this EP though the opening track Tlӧn, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius does a grand job of showing what the band are capable of. If you dig bands such as Torche and Part Chimp then Bear, Man Dangerous have a warped melodic outlook to their music.

I’m wondering if there is a David Byrne or Talking Heads influence to the band especially where the vocals and lyrics are concerned. The EP shows fantastic traces of soaring and heavy Post-Rock sounds on Bois Sauvage. 

Unofficial Coworker is a stunning slice of Experimental Rock that could find a cult audience within the Stoner Rock underground scene.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe