14 ICED BEARS emerged in 1986 as part of the C86 generation of Indie-Pop bands.
singles ‘Inside’ (1986) and ‘Balloon Song’ (1987) were quintessential jangly
guitar nuggets, issued on ex-TVPs bassist Mark Flunder’s Frank label.
an EP Come Get Me for the impeccably
cool Sarah Records, they signed to Thunderball in 1988 for more psychedelic
‘World I Love’ and ‘Mother Sleep’ and eponymous debut album.
second LP Wonder was a more
sprawling, adventurous creation (close to shoegazer territory) but 14 Iced
Bears split soon after. They reunited in 2010 and have since played Indietracks
and some shows in the USA.
HOLD ON INSIDE is the first retrospective to
offer their complete output from 1986-1991, albeit presented in reverse order,
as if travelling back in time – very psychedelic!
14 Iced Bears singer/songwriter/guitarist Rob Sekula, this 2-CD boasts
re-mastered music as well as a splendid, annotated booklet boasting rare photos
and personal memories from the band.
Peel’s enthusiasm was clearly evident: "I like these Iced Bears, all
fourteen of them!"
Alexis Petridis, head music critic at the Guardian said: "I genuinely think 14 Iced Bears' eponymous debut album is a bit of a lost
Release Date: 22/07/2013
1. HOLD ON
2. HEAVEN STAR
3. SMOOTH IN THE
4. THESE ARE THE
5. WHEN IT COMES
6. RARE (LIKE YOU
7. LOVE ON A
9. RED NOW
16. THE WONDER OF
1. TAKE IT
3. TRAIN SONG
5. HAY FEVER
8. DUST REMAINS
11. COMING DOWN
12. MOTHER SLEEP
13. COME GET ME
14. SURE TO SEE
15. UNHAPPY DAYS
16. IF I SAID
17. MILES AWAY
18. BALLOON SONG
19. TRAIN SONG
20. LIKE A DOLPHIN
21. LIE TO CHOOSE
22. BLUE SUIT
23. CUT (Different