The Bugbear was a short-lived indie pop/punk band formed by Heavenly drummer Mathew Fletcher.
They released two EPs and a full-length studio album, Plan for the Assassination of The Bugbear. In contrast to Heavenly and his former band Talulah Gosh, their sound was closer to the punk rock approach favoured by Fletcher.
The first EP, Sea Monkeys, was issued by Swing Set Records on 7" vinyl, and contained "Sea Monkeys", "Oh Honey", "Geiner Rules" and "So I'm Silly". The second was named Four Twee Songs and was released by Vinyl Japan in November 1993 on 12" vinyl and CD. It comprised "For Your Sake", "Half Japanese", "The This Many Boyfriends Club" and "Let Me Dream".