Originally formed in Somerset by twin brothers Ivan and Frazer, the line up was complete in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford, UK. ondonAfter self releasing 3 singles and picking up attention from the likes of BBC introducing, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda records for the release of their debut EP I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You, out now!
Photo credit: Chris Vella
“The Cat & Mutton in East London do the best themed quizzes. They’re dog friendly so I always get to meet some new friends. I always drink Hackney Lager – it’s my favourite!” – China Bears
“Pichi Cafe in West London make a great Americano. We played there once for a Sofar Sounds event and they are the loveliest people. Plenty of space to find a corner for yourself and unwind.” – China Bears
“The Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney is a great place to find some alternative clothing. They serve some great coffee and beers, and upstairs the shop turns into a venue at night.” – China Bears
“Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney has an awesome collection of clothes and vintage stuff just beside the station. This place is super cool because after hours, it turns into a bar and disco. We’ve also played some pretty crazy shows there!” – Ghost Car
“Lion and Coffee records in Shoreditch is a special place for us. We played their as a warm up for the Great Escape Festival in 2019. It’s a tiny little room but has the coolest vibe and best selection of new and old records. Every time I go in ‘just for look’ I always end up buying something.” – China Bears
“Whenever I’m hungover I get a Halo burger. They have a shop in Brixton or you can get it delivered. it’s the best greasy Vegan fast food I’ve had.” – China Bears