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Eliza and the Bear’s Ultimate Playlist

It's worth reiterating that no one in Eliza and the Bear is called Eliza, nor are there any bears around when they play. Unless perhaps if they're touring Canada.

Now that's established, all you need to know is that they're one of the UK's most promising bands, gaining widespread plaudits for their big-hearted, sweeping indie tunes, which are grouped together on their self-titled debut album- available to buy now. Check out lead single Friends here.

We sat down with the guys to discover their Ultimate Playlist; read on to discover their selection and the stories behind them.

Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify here

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist

    Favourite movie soundtrack song

    "S.T.A.Y. by Hans Zimmer, from Interstellar. Probably one of my favourite films I've seen at the cinema. Hans Zimmer can essentially do no wrong. He seems to compose the soundtracks to all my favourite films."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 1

    Favourite sad song

    "I'm a massive Radiohead fan so I found it hard to pick my favourite but this one hits ya right in the sad feels."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 2

    Favourite one-hit wonder

    "I don't know why this popped into my head when I read "one hit wonder" but it did. That's gotta be a sign that it's a big tune."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 3

    Favourite club anthem

    "Heard this virtually all last summer while I was out. It's kinda like a guilty pleasure."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 4

    Favourite current song

    "Really into parts of the new Kanye album and this is probably my favourite song on the album so far. That saying he'll probably change it up next week."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 5

    Favourite song from your childhood

    "I just remember this song and the video so vividly from early on when I was getting into that phase of music. Learnt the riff and even tried a hideous cover in my first band."

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    Favourite lyric from a song

    "It's the Devil's way now, there is no way out. You can scream, you can shout. It is too late now."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 7

    Favourite song that no one else has heard of [unreleased]

    "Only Young by Slowlights. The guys from the band gave me a sneak listen of their new EP and I thought this track was awesome so I stuck it on my ipod!"

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    Favourite Wedding Song

    "It was a toss up between this and Robbie Williams - Rock DJ. Just tunes that please the whole family."

  • Eliza and the Bear's Ultimate Playlist 9

    Favourite song from your own music

    "This song is something that you might not expect from us but has weirdly become one of my favourites because of it."