The Austin 100: China Bears The band commands a big, vibrant sound that calls on its influences — just about any anthemic indie-rock band of this century — while still sounding distinct.
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The Austin 100: China Bears

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China Bears.

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Hometown: London, England

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: China Bears' melodically rich, chiming songs build and swell into something truly magnificent: To listen to "Sunday" is to hang on every note as the band ratchets up the stormily beguiling drama. After a string of singles and a 2019 debut EP (I've Never Met Anyone Like You), the group sounds fully in command of a big, vibrant sound that calls on its influences — just about any anthemic indie-rock band of this century — while still sounding distinct.

Listen to China Bears' "Sunday"

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