Boy & Bear With Roadkill Ghost Choir

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Anyone who has seen Australia’s Boy & Bear perform will attest to their power as a live outfit – tight snaking rhythms, silky harmonies and intense instrumentals all propel the group’s shows to a level few modern bands can match. It’s not surprising then that, when the time came to return to the studio for the follow up to 2013’s Harlequin Dream (#1 charting and Platinum-selling in Australia), Boy & Bear decided to make the most of their well honed performance chops, cutting their third album the old fashioned way – live to tape, with almost no overdubs or editing.


Recorded in the inspirational surroundings of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio – an open plan room filled with an abundance of natural light and space – Limit of Love captures a band at the height of their powers, both as performers and composers. Under the careful guidance of esteemed producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs), Boy & Bear have crafted a collection of tunes bristling with energy and integrity. The live tracking approach – of which Johns is a huge advocate – highlights the magic of real musicians interacting together, making for an album that feels human and honest. Cut straight to 2-inch tape, there were no computers to hide behind – even Johns’ mix-down was done the old fashioned way, without automation, just hands on faders, a live performance in itself. And underpinning that approach was the core philosophy behind Limit of Love – worrying less about things being perfect, and more about them feeling good.


Most of the writing for Limit of Love took place through the first half of 2015, including some particularly focused sessions on the N.S.W. South Coast. As they have done in the past, the band rented a house, shut out the world and let the creative juices flow. “We’ve gone down there over the last two records,” says Hosking. “We hire a house, usually two or three times before a record and then we just do demos and write. For me it’s like being a kid in a candy shop – just being with the boys, in a space where you have gear set up, you have fridge full of great food and wine, playing music and surfing. It’s a lot of fun.”


Limit of Love is Boy & Bear, captured in all their naked glory – honest, open and irresistible.
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