Those Wretched Horses
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Those Wretched Horses

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Indie

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Coming as the single to Those Wretched Horses' soon to be released debut album, 'Rabbits' announces itself as a strong frontrunner, as of course is the purpose of any single. Starting with some lazy palm-muted guitar that soon morphs into a loud string-infused, woody melody reminiscient of Sixpence None The Richer's 'Kiss Me' (yes, more '90s!), th track suddenly emerges as a boot to the head with frontwoman Clancy Jones' vocals towering above grungy guitars and epic, reverb-laden solos. Some tasty breaks in percussion and well-placed guitar interludes add flavour to the track towards the end as well. Haunting stuff.
Andy Snelling, Drum Media - Issue 292, p18 - Drum Media


Lead single Sparrow is a great track of dark folk rock as lead singer Clancy Jones’ vocals shine. Atmospheric and to an extent a heavy listen, the impact is clear, haunting and stays with you, eventually calling you back for more listens. The rest of the EP is similarly good, as Blue Ruin provides a faster tune before slowing down for Summer Liar, featuring a special harmonica appearance by Timothy Nelson. On a good run Those Wretched Horses debut EP is a solid release. - DRUM Media


THOSE WRETCHED HORSES
Those Wretched Horses

Independent

It’s hardly news to anyone that Perth throws up its fair share of new bands that can hold their head high on the national market. Local earthy quintet Those Wretched Horses are another name to keep an eye on. They may have only been bothering the local publican for around 12 months, but already they have a debut EP to show for their troubles.
In this town it never hurts to have a member of The Kill Devil Hills also moonlighting in your band and Those Wretched Horses are blessed to have Steve Joines sitting in the background on bass guitar. To reduce Those Wretched Horses to a novelty based on their membership would be to undersell them criminally. Sparrow is a haunting affair with Clancy Jones breathy vocals, swirling keys, guitar and maudlin cello. It’s rare for new bands to have such a classy song at their disposal so early on.
Sparrow may be the standout, but the band have more to offer with the dirty and gritty Blue Ruin, the sparse and rootsy Summer Liar. Things again end on a high note with Wildflower as Those Wretched Horses offer up a melody that sneaks up on you like dust in your nasal cavity after a day in the sun and soil.
Those Wretched Horses dwell in the darker side of the indie and roots genres and impress at each turn.

_CHRIS HAVERCROFT
- Xpress Magazine


THOSE WRETCHED HORSES
Those Wretched Horses

Independent

It’s hardly news to anyone that Perth throws up its fair share of new bands that can hold their head high on the national market. Local earthy quintet Those Wretched Horses are another name to keep an eye on. They may have only been bothering the local publican for around 12 months, but already they have a debut EP to show for their troubles.

In this town it never hurts to have a member of The Kill Devil Hills also moonlighting in your band and Those Wretched Horses are blessed to have Steve Joines sitting in the background on bass guitar. To reduce Those Wretched Horses to a novelty based on their membership would be to undersell them criminally. Sparrow is a haunting affair with Clancy Jones breathy vocals, swirling keys, guitar and maudlin cello. It’s rare for new bands to have such a classy song at their disposal so early on.

Sparrow may be the standout, but the band have more to offer with the dirty and gritty Blue Ruin, the sparse and rootsy Summer Liar. Things again end on a high note with Wildflower as Those Wretched Horses offer up a melody that sneaks up on you like dust in your nasal cavity after a day in the sun and soil.

Those Wretched Horses dwell in the darker side of the indie and roots genres and impress at each turn.

_CHRIS HAVERCROFT

- Xpress Magazine


"...will certainly warm your hearts with sweet melodies and pop flavoured tunes." - Word On The Street


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Not afraid to transcend a genre or five, Those Wretched Horses will go to great lengths to deliver their tales of love lost, emptiness found.

Fresh from playing the Beaufort Street Festival and launching their latest single 'What Are Stars?' to a capacity crowd at The Bird, the Horses are looking forward to keeping the madness rolling through the festive season..

"It’s hardly news to anyone that Perth throws up its fair share of new bands that can hold their head high on the national market. Local earthy quintet Those Wretched Horses are another name to keep an eye on." - Xpress Magazine

Check out this neat little vid for a grainy insight into the recording of 'What Are Stars?': www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLxbEMDSwQ

Shows
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SHE ROCKS, SHE ROLLS SHOWCASE, Mojo’s Bar (Nth Fremantle)
Nov. 15th 2012
w/ Randa and the Soul Kingdom, Lilt and more

BEAUFORT STREET FESTIVAL
Nov. 17th 2012
w/ Emperors, Sonpsilo Circus and loads more

NOT SO SILENT NIGHT, Rosemount Hotel
Dec. 15th 2012 (TWH Acoustic)
w/ Kim Salmon, The Novocaines, Jack On Fire, The Preatures and more!

The film clip for debut single 'Sparrow' was directed and produced by Adam and Gemma Rule (Chop Shop Media). The clip featured in the WAMi Festival Video Showcase 2011.

Check it out in the video section of this EPK or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff93RgbXCK4

“the impact is clear, haunting and stays with you, eventually calling you back for more listens.” – Drum Media

“Those Wretched Horses dwell in the darker side of the indie and roots genres and impress at each turn.” – X-press

"Will certainly warm your hearts with sweet melodies and pop flavoured tunes." - Word On The Street

" 'Rabbits' announces itself as a strong frontrunner...haunting stuff" - Drum Media

Here's a sweet little insight into preproduction for 'Rabbits': www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID41pyYMnpc