The Hold Steady to record song for new series of 'Game Of Thrones'

Band record 'The Bear With The Maiden Fair' for third series of hit US TV show

The Hold Steady to record song for new series of 'Game Of Thrones'

Photo: Press

The Hold Steady have recorded a new song for TV show Game Of Thrones.

The band will record their version of 'The Bear With The Maiden Fair' with the lyrics written by Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin and music by composer Ramin Djawadi. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said the song is "one of the most popular songs in Westeros, beloved by nobles and commoners alike, sung at taverns and feasts".

Recruiting the barroom friendly rockers The Hold Steady made sense to Benioff and Weiss, who says: "We wanted our rendition to be bawdy and a little sloppy – drunken musicians getting up on the table and jamming while the rowdy party continues around them. There was no-one better for the job than The Hold Steady, and the song they delivered has been stuck in our heads for the last four weeks."

Fans will be able to get hold of the song, which tells the story of a bear at a fair who seduces a maiden in search of a knight, when it is released on seven-inch vinyl for Record Store Day (April 20).

The Hold Steady are not the first music acts to get involved in Game Of Thrones with The National recording 'The Rains Of Castamere' for the show's second season in 2012. Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Coldplay drummer Will Champion are also confirmed to make cameo appearances in the forthcoming third season, which airs in the UK from April 1.


Read More On This Artist

More News
Full length version of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' demo revealed – listen
Noel Gallagher on Glastonbury rumours: 'I'm available that weekend'
Arcade Fire's Will Butler to release debut solo album in March
The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono team up to cover 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' – Listen
Squarepusher announces special London show for March 2015
Lykke Li shares acoustic cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' – watch
She and Him release video for 'Stay Awhile' – watch
Jamie T postpones European tour dates following medical advice
Father John Misty shares video trailer for new album – watch
Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'
Kickstarter campaign launched to fund Manic Street Preachers' 'The Holy Bible'...
Kasabian say anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error
Diplo confirms he has worked on new track with Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Sophie
The Beatles, The Who, St Vincent announce new vinyl releases exclusive to UK indie stores
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech uploads Foo Fighters and Coldplay drum tutorials to YouTube – watch
Soundgarden share rare track 'Kristi' - listen
Lily Allen's record label ITNO shuts down
Andrew Weatherall remixes Noel Gallagher's new single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'...
Fleetwood Mac add fifth London gig to 2015 UK and Ireland tour
Patti Smith and David Lynch discuss Pussy Riot in BBC Newsnight interview - watch
Interpol emerge from snowstorm after being trapped for over 50 hours
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joins Real Estate onstage – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM