...aAnd? release new video for Bear Hugs

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...aAnd? are premiering their new video for Bear Hugs exclusively with Metal Hammer.

The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP ...wWoof?, available to pre-order via Bandcamp

"Bear Hugs is merely a question; asking why we think that we deserve a better world without creating it ourselves," says ...aAnd? vocalist/guitarist Dan Evans about the song. "The number of rational, liberal people in this world considerably outnumber the closed-minded and there is sense in everyone. For some reason we have chosen the people with ideals to run most of the administration, which then leaves us unhappy with roughly 50% of the decision making. It would be easy to remove the ideals and focus on solving individual problems but we don’t. 

"Why is it called Bear Hugs? It is conceptually a call for better existence for all species and the importance of the embrace of diversity within our own communities. Bears are cool, too."

...wWoof? is out July 13 and available to pre-order via ...aAnd?'s Bandcamp.

wWoof album cover

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.