14 Iced Bears

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    The 14 Iced Bears were formed within a vibrant indie scene in Brighton in 1985 by Robert Sekula and drummer Nick Emery, with a punky, DIY pop ethic that held melody as key and technical expertise as less of an issue . They wrote catchy pop songs, recorded with a ramshackle charm that reflected their passion for sixties garage and psychedelia. Inspired by bands like The Byrds, and Velvet Underground this set them apart from their C86 contemporaries.
    They were spotted at their first gig by-ex Television Personalities bassist Mark Flunder, he decided that he wanted to put out a 14 Iced Bears single on the fledgling Frank Records and Inside, was released in late 1986. On hearing it, legendary BBC 1 Radio 1 DJ John Peel booked them in for a session. His enthusiasm was evident. He made it one of his sessions of the year and praised each track in turn after playing it. ,Balloon Song was featured in the session and the single version which fronted the bands second single, The Importance of Being Frank EP further consolidated their following. The band toured England and Europe and the press was ecstatic. The late 80s revival of classic guitar-based pop was kind to the 'Bears, and Sekula's talent at penning catchy, twisted melodies earned them a coveted spot as one of the best of the lot. A third single sealed the deal, the raucous Come Get Me on the seminal indie label Sarah Records.
    The band went on the release their self-titled debut album in 1988; it was a masterpiece of psychedelic pop that turned a lot of heads with it's ambition and skilled songcraft. The album betrayed the influence of sixties psychedelia on the group and became a hit on US college radio


    LP1

    TAKE IT

    HOLLAND

    TRAIN SONG

    MOTHS

    HAY FEVER

    FLORENCE

    SPANGLE

    DUST REMAINS

    CUT

    SURFACER



    LP2

    COME GET ME

    SURE TO SEE

    UNHAPPY DAYS

    IF I SAID

    MILES AWAY

    BALLOON SONG

    TRAIN SONG (Different Version)

    LIKE A DOLPHIN

    LIE TO CHOOSE

    BLUE SUIT

    CUT (Different Version)

    INSIDE

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Debut album on Thunderball records

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released November 7, 1988

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14 Iced Bears London, UK

Started off in wave of C86 bands, then developed a more psychedelic sound.
Formed in 1985. First single Inside 1986, then Balloon Song (both on Frank) 1987, then Come Get Me (Sarah 1988), then World I Love 1989, Mother Sleep 1989 (both Thunderball), Hold On 1991 (Borderline)
LPs: 14 Iced Bears (Thunderball)1988
Wonder (Borderline) 1991
2 BBC John Peel sessions - 1986/7
Split 1992/Reformed 2010
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