by Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Bears With Guns are a five piece from the country NSW town of Parkes – famously known for its Radio Telescope affectionately known as ‘The Dish’. Being picked up by Highway 125 (INXS, Midnight Oil, The Divinyls), the band are currently in the midst of their first national tour, celebrating the release of their EP Taken for a Fool, a five track release full of beautiful folk rock inspired by bands like Mumford and Sons and the John Butler Trio. Thumping congas, electric licks, and touches of the old west make for a solid, dark edged, debut release.