Band of Horses
Band of Horses
Band of Horses – The Funeral (21st May on KIDS)
Formed in 2004 Band of Horses are Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Rob Hampton (guitar/bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). ‘The Funeral’ is Band of Horses’ first UK release, and follows releases on KIDS from The Wombats, Paul Hartnoll, The Whip and Assembly Now. ‘The Funeral’ is one of many highlights from Band Of Horses’ warmly received debut album Everything All The Time, produced in Seattle with Phil Ek (The Shins, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse) and released in the US through Sub Pop. The track perfectly showcases the band’s soaring, atmospheric pop, buoyed by Ben’s plaintive, reverb-soaked vocals which recall My Morning Jacket and The Shins. The single is backed with the exclusive non-album track ‘The End’s Not Near’. They will also play four UK dates as part of their European tour, including All Tomorrow’s Parties on 20th May and a headline show at London’s Scala on 22nd May.


Biography

Seattle’s Band of Horses will release the single ‘The Funeral’ on 21 May 2007 through London-based indie label KIDS. They will also play four UK dates as part of their European tour, including All Tomorrow’s Parties on 20 May and a headline show at London’s Scala on 22 May. ‘The Funeral’ is Band of Horses’ first UK release, and follows releases on KIDS from The Wombats, Paul Hartnoll, The Whip and Assembly Now.

‘The Funeral’ is one of many highlights from Band Of Horses’ warmly received debut album Everything All The Time, released in the US through Sub Pop. The track perfectly showcases the band’s soaring, atmospheric pop, buoyed by Ben Bridwell’s plaintive, reverb-soaked vocals which recall My Morning Jacket and The Shins. The single is backed with the exclusive non-album track ‘The End’s Not Near’.

Band of Horses formed in 2004, after the dissolution of Bridwell’s much-loved previous band Carissa’s Wierd, in which he played drums. Bridwell had never written a song of his own until the band broke up, when he was back home for Christmas in South Carolina, and formed Band of Horses to flesh out these nascent compositions with former Carissa’s Wierd bandmate Mat Brooke: “It was really just a natural thing we started doing”, explains Bridwell. Extensive touring with their old friends Iron & Wine brought the band to the attention of Sub Pop, and Everything All The Time was recorded shortly afterwards in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse).

Everything All the Time is an album painted gorgeously in fragile highs and lows, edging towards solemnity but with bright textures always championing through the darkness. Band of Horses craft intelligent, classic movements within their songs that result in a perfect balance of desperation and hope, calmness and mania, love and fear.


UK tour dates: May 2007

Sun 20 Minehead All Tomorrow’s Parties
Tue 22 London Scala
Wed 23 Glasgow King Tut’s
Thu 24 Manchester Music Box

“Rather lovely music: all widescreen swell and sweet, pained harmonies, with a Flaming Lips-style skewed pop undertow…epic” – NME

“Warm and trenchant enough to defrost even the coldest heart” – Uncut

“A record like a warm embrace, transmitting both succour and cosmic regret through sense impressions rather than mere words.” – The Observer

“Whether cranked up high or turned down low, this music has a scrappy majesty…glorious” – Blender

“An album that’s easy to get lost in and even easier to love” - Pitchfork

Band of Horses are Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Rob Hampton (guitar/bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums).

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