Nils Verresen aka The Bear That Was not is currently in the studio recording his debut album that will be released early 2010 via PIAS. With his songs he leans into territories occupied by artists such as Gravenhurst, Elliott Smith or Bon Iver, even Sufjan Stevens too. The Bear That Was not – the name is a reference to a children’s book by Frank Tashlin –  whispers about and to fragile souls whilst strumming his guitar in warm and soft tones leading the listener into effervescent and dark moments.