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Bear Trap – Not A Matter Of Opinion E.P Release
September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST$5
BEAR TRAP Unleashes Their Explosive New EP: NOT A MATTER OF OPINION
Prepare to have your musical senses smashed to smithereens as BEAR TRAP, the relentless purveyors of high-energy punk rock and roll, unveil their latest sonic adventure, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION on Dust Up! Records. Hailing from Ōtautahi/Christchurch, this trio of sonic warriors has been setting stages ablaze across New Zealand since 2020, wielding their DIY or DIE attitude like a musical battle cry.
Drawing inspiration from a diverse musical palette ranging from Aussie pub rock legends like Stiff Richards, CLAMM, and Civic to the unrelenting energy of hardcore acts such as Turnstile and Zero Boys, BEAR TRAP has crafted a distinctive sound that’s fast, furious, and irresistibly catchy. Their no-frills power trio approach features all members sharing vocal duties, creating a captivating call-and-response dynamic that electrifies their live performances.
NOT A MATTER OF OPINION is more than just an EP; it’s a testament to BEAR TRAP’s growth, evolution, and commitment to pushing their musical boundaries. This collection of five tracks is a rollercoaster of sound, embodying a more mature and developed style while preserving the heart-pounding energy that fans have come to love.
Since their last release, BEAR TRAP has welcomed the addition of bassist Luke Brennan, infusing their lineup with fresh vitality. The result? A tighter, more cohesive force that radiates an urgency and drive, daring listeners to keep up with their relentless rhythm. From brisk and raucous anthems to intricate compositions, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION showcases BEAR TRAP’s dexterity and unyielding spirit.
Recorded with producer Jackson Watkinson at Levi Recordings in Ōtautahi, the EP’s sonic landscape captures the essence of BEAR TRAP’s electrifying live performances, ensuring that every note resonates with the same intensity as a stage-shaking show.
NOT A MATTER OF OPINION is set to drop on September 15th, 2023, and will be available for purchase on all major streaming platforms. As the band aptly puts it, Existence is nonsense, but their music is anything but.
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