The four guys in EatenbyBears have received rightful attention thanks to the uber-catchy ‘Simple As Hell’ and they’re back with ‘Your Pet Is Dead’, a more nuanced cut from the Belfast band. It’s underpinned by twinkling keys and math rock guitar riffs but the song is very much pop-centred, like the kind of material Egyptian Hip Hop made their name with. Then it turns on its head in a diptych style with a different mood towards the second half.
The band are playing Forward/Slash in Twisted Pepper Dublin this Thursday along with Croupier. It’s FREE IN. ‘Your Pet Is Dead’ is available as a free download on Thursday too but this is your preview.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.