Yet it’s the very challenges they faced over the past three years, as vocalist-guitarist Dave Hosking battled a debilitating illness, that pushed them to create their finest album to date; a record that takes the trademark analogue warmth of their sound and pushes it to places the Sydney quintet have never before explored.
The band’s position in the music industry was firmly cemented in 2011 after their debut album Moonfire reached platinum sales, won Boy & Bear five ARIA awards and saw three songs make it to triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2011. Two years later came the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album Harlequin Dream, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, spent five consecutive weeks in the top 10 and has since gone Platinum. In October 2015 Boy & Bear put out Limit Of Love, debuting at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, making it their second consecutive number one debut.
They’ve completed multiple world tours, including a performance on Conan O’Brian and two sold out consecutive Sydney Opera House shows.
Over the past year, the band have reintroduced themselves to the world. While Hosking’s health remains a work in progress, the fact that he and the band have reached this point is nothing short of a triumph.