Blending So-Cal, Hip Hop and dub reggae with a dash of the Endless Summer soundtrack thrown in, Bearfoot’s sun-soaked-yet-dark take on roots, reggae & dub has sent ripples through the country, and even over the ditch. You could blame their highly energetic, sweat-drenched live performances, or their ability to create catchy melodies, but whatever the case, Bearfoot have been turning heads wherever they (and/or their music) go.
Bearfoot stand for a creative culture. Fists in the air, white knuckle. Voices out loud, no struggle.
Mixing a solid rhythm section made up of fat bass and steadfast drums with percussive flare, bubbling keys, dubby guitars, horn lines that won’t quit, and vocal harmonies to support vocalist Asher Chapman’s passionate rapid-fire vocals, Bearfoot unashamedly bring their own take on Australian Roots/Reggae music.
Debut single, ‘Babylon’ got them noticed, and grabbed the attention of community radio. ‘Impolite’ - produced by Paul Bromley at the Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane’s West end - put them on the map (Roots’N’All on Triple J dug it, being used throughout 2016 as part of the program’s intro), and scored them a Queensland Music Award in the process (Best Blues/ Roots Release).