Thursday 3 April
Start time: 07:30 pm

Polar Bear

Doors open 7:00pm     Concert starts at 7:30pm

Tickets: £20, £17, £15

available at:   and 

and, in person, from Truck Store, 101 Cowley Road, Oxford

New Album: In Each And Every One:

"Delightful rhythm games… Rochford's creative mix makes the album seem like an integrated, large-scale work, and the overall effect is eerily beautiful” 5/5 The Guardian

"In Each and Every One has a gloriously lo-fi, home-made atmosphere that makes its post-industrial noise-scape strangely emotional” 4/5 The Irish Times

“Kaleidoscopic... Everything is delivered with the classy virtuosity and flare you’d expect from this band” The Big Issue

“A move deeper into electronic territory, conjuring a vivid palette of textures ranging from crystalline, glacial environments to grittier, post-industrial cityscapes” Jazzwise

"A new release by the forward-thinking UK quartet, and, arguably, their most inventive to date. But perhaps more to the point, though, is that it’s also their most cohesive”Wondering Sound 
"One of the great brilliant jazz bands of our time… Totally redefines the way we think about jazz"  Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

“Dazzingly good… A formidable addition to an already impressive legacy” 4/5 Time Out


“It not only brims with startling invention, but is likely to put them on the map as go-to soundtrackers of urban-life melancholy, alongside the likes of not-so anonymous beat trafficker Burial and Brian Eno-collaborator Jon Hopkins”  the Quietus


“Back with a bang, really exciting new album” Jez Nelson, BBC R3’s Jazz On 3


‘Be Free’ /‘Sometimes’ /


Polar Bear, the group led by drummer Sebastian Rochford, return in the spring of 2014 with their fifth album. Broad in scope and potent in spirit, their new music is at once more spacious and more intense than their previous work. The first new recordings by Polar Bear since 2010 consolidate a period of prolific and rewarding activity for Rochford which has informed the band’s new direction. Since the release of the acclaimed Peepers, he has been involved in numerous category-defying projects. 

In 2012 Rochford embarked upon an ambitious monthly singles club, Days And Nights At The Takeaway, featuring collaborations with a diverse range of like-minded artists including Brian Eno, Spoek Mathambo, Jason Moran, Soumik Datta, Leo Abrahams, LV and Jehst amongst others (a CD compilation will be released early in 2014). In partnership with rapper Jyager, Common Ground took elements from the Peepers sessions and cast them in a very different light. He is an active member of Open Souls and Oriole as well as Shabaka Hutchings’ MOBO award-winning Sons Of Kemet, whose album Rochford also produced. Since the release of Peepers he has worked with a mind-boggling array of musicians, including Rokia Traoré, Yoko Ono, John Paul Jones, Andy Sheppard, Paul McCartney, Beck, Patti Smith, rapper Mikill Pane, Carl Barat, Paolo Nutini, Kit Downes, Suede and Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project.

The Mercury-nominated group numbers a similarly stellar line-up, featuring saxophonists Pete Wareham (Melt Yourself Down, Acoustic Ladyland) and Mark Lockheart (Loose Tubes, APPJAG's Musician Of The Year in 2010), Tom Herbert (The Invisible) on bass, as well as electronics wizard/guitarist Leafcutter John

A limited edition 10” single containing two exclusive tracks from the sessions was released in October 2013. The album will be released through The Leaf Label in March 2014. 

Shiver is an experimental 3-piece that operates somewhere within the venn diagram of rock, electronica and improvisation. The music is electric, deeply rhythmic, anthemic and heavy in instrumental interplay and intensity.

Featuring childhood friends Chris Sharkey (trioVD/Acoustic Ladyland) and Andy Champion (ACV) on electric guitar and bass respectively, the trio is completed by drummer Joost Hendrickx (Shatner's Bassoon).

Following the success of the now sold-out Shiver #1 EP, pre-release hard copies of Shiver #2 will be available at all the upcoming (March/April 2014) dates with Polar Bear.

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