Last week we celebrated the sad first anniversary of Scott Hutchison’s passing and he is surely missed but so is also the music of Frightened Rabbit whose future is yet uncertain. I’m bringing this up because there’s undeniable resemblance in the latest single of British newcomers China Bears. Tenderness meets powerful guitars in Stay For Good. It’s gentle yet quite intense, delivering memorable lyrics like ‘The less I know love the less it hurts …’ and that’s something that never goes out of style, don’t you agree? The Buckinghamshire group just signed to label Fierce Band Records, home of such great new groups like National Service and Desperate Journalist so that’s a fitting environment as well, if you ask me. Expect more China Bears music later in 2019.