We. Have. Bears. are an English alternative rock band formed in Zurich, Switzerland by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Edgley and lead guitarist Jonathan Gilbert, and are joined by Blue Revell on bass guitar for live shows.
The band's sound is influenced by a wide variety of modern indie-, alternative- and prog-rock styles including Kings of Leon, Feeder, Steven Wilson, as well as the classic rock sounds of Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles.
Their debut album By the Lake, released in December 2016 was written, recorded, mixed, mastered entirely by the band using 100% live instruments. This has alowed them to achieve a raw and energetic sound that still captures their catchy, soft melodies to deliver a refreshing flavour in an era plagued with virtual instruments and overproduced perfectionism.
The song Stay Awake references the endless hours spent in a window-less storage room recording music, while Five More Years From Now is a testament to their heartfelt dedication that resonates throughout the album.