#551 Bears Den – Above the Clouds of Pompeii

Long-established in the Bears Den repertoire, ‘The Clouds Above Pompeii’ is a splendid, stirring piece of perfection from a band whose debut album Islands (out 20th October) has spent rather a lot of time in the slow cooker. We cannot wait to devour it when it’s served up in the Autumn.

‘The Clouds Above Pompeii’ is about death and grief and desperate longing: it’s so, so sad, it will take your heart, freeze it, thaw it, and leave it a warm, delighted mass in your chest. Promise.