Bug Bear – Dockroyd Nights

Album Review | Self Release | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

Kurt Wood takes to several locations around London to put together his new EP under the guise of Bug Bear.  Neither a bug nor a bear, but something in between, this young singer songwriter’s distinctive vocal style is enhanced by a breezy guitar style throughout, from the gentle restless spirit of the multi-seasonal “Milestones” to the Steely Dan groove of “Gullible You”.   takes us to another place altogether.  With the help of a handful of musicians, notably Luke Yates, who not only provides the violin on both “Milestones” and the EP opener “Workhouse and Hatchet” but also co-produces, Dockroyd Nights provides a glimpse into Bug Bear’s slightly curious world.

Choice Track: Gullible You (NSV 504)