Originally formed in Somerset by the twin brothers Ivan and Frazer, the line-up was complete in late 2015 after meeting James and Dean at university in Guildford. China Bears have spent the last few years playing extensively around the UK, with notable support slots for bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill a King, The Howl & The Hum, as well as many more.
After self-releasing 3 singles and picking up attention from the likes of BBC introducing, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, China Bears teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of their debut EP ‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You’! They have been compared to indie arena fillers such as The National, Snow Patrol, and many more. China Bears celebrated the release of their debut EP with a huge UK tour in 2019 and are set to release new music in 2020.