Uke-punk is how Croydon four-piece Bears In Trees like to describe their blend of indie and emo influences, something which somehow just works.
Tomorrow the band return with It Gets Better, the first single from their forthcoming four-track EP. Very much a softer side to the band, the track is an exploration of suicide and the ability to get better, and a heartfelt tribute to guitarist Nicholas Peters’ best friends.
“I wrote It Gets Better after one of my closest friends tried to take his own life. I drove with someone else to see him in hospital, and beforehand we stopped at a Sainsbury’s to get him some snacks. Someone we loved dearly was in a hospital bed and we were fretting over trying to find him some vegan cookies.“
“He’s okay now, and I’m okay, and everyone seems okay. I wrote this song for him, and for myself, and for everyone around me as a way to remind us that it’s going to get better. It just comes in small doses”.
Ahead of tomorrow’s release, you can get an early listen to It Gets Better exclusively below.