March 1st sees the release of Polar Bear’s new album, Peepers – their first for The Leaf Label. The reaction so far has been unanimously positive, as you can see in the press quotes below. 

“First serious contender for album of 2010”
**** Jazzwise

“A raw, live-in-the-room sound, with elliptical nods to James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Tortoise and the free-jazz cosmos along the way… It’s jazz shorn of the cliché that demands to be taken on its pigeonhole rebuffing merits”
**** Mojo

“Their albums have got better and better” 
**** Uncut

“The group that flung wide the jazz club windows and let fresh air into a scene mired in cliché and rear-view mirror gazing… Rochford’s drums are as characterful as ever, with that sexy groove supplied as standard” 
The Wire

“Mournful and berserk fun” 
**** Observer Music Monthly

You can download title track ‘Peepers’ for free here:


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