“The music of Waking The Sleeping Bear is an all-angers crossoad. It’s about time passing, past adolescence too quickly disappeared, about the anguish of the future by the ones that are dismayed by the past… Dressed sometimes with tribal sounds, sometimes with suffocating synthetic ambiences, the “nü metal” of WTSB hammers with rage some powerful convictions over a frenetic French-speaking phrasing, sometimes sung, rapped, shouted,…”
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Officially born in 2017 with the release of a first single “Drapeau Rouge”, the band actually finds its roots 10 years ago, when Adrien, Edwin, Arthur and Simon met on the benches of Dole (France) schools.
From their multiple aborted projects springs the current formation of WTSB in 2015, gathered by chance in the urgency of a concert to ensure. To this anecdotal birth will follow a project fueled since by passion and unshakeable friendship, which will lead
after two singles to a first EP in 2018: “Jungle Urbaine”
A molten substance, both elusive and superfluous, WTSB’s sound never embarrasses itself with labels, venturing almost randomly in all territories. From rap to world music, from indus to fusion, everything is melted on a modern metal basement, where the seeds were planted 20 years earlier, by Team Nowhere of Family Values Tour.
Between disillusioned punk rebellion and full of hope refelctions, the quartet deploys a breathtaking energy, tribal and electronic, that perfectly fits for thelive. Its on stage that WTSB’s power is fully revealed, and it is on stage that they will defend their new album “P*rno Future” with the most ardor, waking up once again the metaphorical “sleeping bear” in each of us.
For fans of Smash Hit Combo, Mass Hysteria, Psykup…