Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses would like to invite you to drink their Blood to celebrate the release of their third album and first ever live acoustic set.
The band have teamed up with the West Yorkshire Revolutions Brewery to concoct their own unique pale ale made with Blood Oranges and Yorkshire Tea. The beer will be available for a limited time at specialist pubs throughout the UK.
Named after their forthcoming record, Blood will be launched at The Brudenell Social Club on 29 August 2014 with tickets only available to competition winners who post a photo on Twitter and Instagram of them enjoying their favourite drink with the hashtag #PABHsBlood. The best shots will win a pair of tickets to come to the band’s very first acoustic show – over 18’s only.
Guitarist James Brown comments: “The idea of people drinking our Blood (not literally) is so exciting for us. It’s the kind of thing you talk about a lot but never usually happens so because this has become a reality we really want to celebrate it.”
The descision to accompany the ale launch with their first ever acoustic show follows a session they did recently while in The Netherlands, trying their hand at a fully stripped back set up for the first time.
With just over a month until the release of their highly anticipated third record, Pulled Apart By Horses have revealed the video for new single Lizard Baby.
“The glaringly colourful video for Lizard Baby is a visual juxtaposition of us playing, as we love to do, with some weird and wonderful ideas we came up with when collaborating with director Stephen Agnew (Drenge/The Cribs etc.),” explained guitarist James Brown.
Pulled Apart By Horses
Vocalist Tom Hudson added: “The meandering bass line and mysterious air to Lizard Baby goes hand in hand with the surreal, Italian art house inspired music video. Blending the iconic Dario Argento red, blue and green hued lighting alongside gonzo imagery to take us into the twisted world in which our Lizard Baby inhabits.”
A three minute hypnotic rock sleaze fest, Lizard Baby is the follow up to Hot Squash which received amazing responses, spent four weeks on the Radio 1 playlist and caused the NME to proclaim: “Pulled Apart By Horses are now a serious rock band”. These two teasers from their new album Blood demonstrate the new musical and lyrical maturity the band have achieved since their last release.
Pulled Apart By Horses play a series of warm up shows across the country, preparing for their main stage Reading and Leeds Festival slots.
They will also be playing a string European dates, supported by Dinosaur Pile-UP for Dr. Martens’ #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour. Fans can enter to win a pair of tickets for the Paris show at www.drmartens.com/uk/Gig-Competition.
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced details of the next release to be taken from their hotly anticipated third album Blood. Lizard Baby, which received it’s premiere on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record last night, is out on September 1 on the band’s own label Best of the Best through Sony Red.
Partly inspired by the birth of the royal baby last summer, you can make your own interpretation as to what that means…
“I guess it vaguely touches on the media and public attention given to people in the lime light and how people can adopt alter egos or change with power,” explains Pulled Apart By Horses front man, Tom Hudson. “There’s also a bit of a dig at bands and performers who put on a false show or a contrived act.”
A three minute hypnotic rock sleaze fest, Lizard Baby is the follow up to Hot Squash which received amazing responses, spent four weeks on the Radio 1 playlist and caused the NME to proclaim, “Pulled Apart By Horses are now a serious rock band”. Of the new track, Q said “…this time around they’ve slowed down their schtick to a stoner-rock chug on this snarling gem.” These two teasers from their new album Blood demonstrate the new musical and lyrical maturity the band have achieved since their last release.
Pulled Apart By Horses have also just confirmed some new regional UK dates in addition to their European dates for Dr Martins and main stage Reading and Leeds Festival slots.
You can catch Pulled Apart By Horses live on the following dates:
18 Coventry Kasbah
19 Nottingham Bodega
20 Liverpool East Village Arts Club
23 Reading Festival
24 Leeds Festival
8 Paris, Maroquinerie
9 Hamburg Molotow Exil
10 Copenhagen, Rust
11 Stockholm, Debaser Strand
13 Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
Having ventured to the far corners of the UK over the last few weeks, breaking ceilings and leaving a trail of sweaty, delighted fans in their wake, Pulled Apart By Horses have finally confirmed details of their plans for 2014. Their brand new single Hot Squash, which is out on 23 June, received it’s debut Radio 1 play this week as the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on Zane Lowe’s show.
The track was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse/Foo Fighters/Mastodon/The Mars Volta) and is the opening song on the band’s forthcoming third album Blood out 1 September 2014. The follow up to 2012’s Tough Love, it was recorded in the band’s hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls) and will be released on their new label Best of the Best through Sony/RED.
Hot Squash is their personal take on hypnotic desert rock with soaring riffs, topped by urgent and brooding vocals. With lyrics partly inspired by the Paul Thomas Anderson movie, The Master, drummer Lee Vincent explained: “When we were writing and recording Hot Squash I had just watched the film. Being a massive PTA fan I was blown away as usual and feeling suitably inspired I wrote a few lines of lyrics about cults and brainwashing. Tom [Hudson, vocals/guitar] elaborated on these and Hot Squash was born. I love the ambiguity of The Master, attacking such a huge subject with such subtlety is just genius in my eyes.”
The video is also now online, a surreal David Lynch-esque film by director Sing J Lee, who has previously worked with Chvrches and Gorgon City. He mysteriously described it as “…set beneath the quiet suburban life, we take a voyeuristic trip into a dark, nonsensical romance.”
As well as appearances over the last few weeks at The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and YO1 in York the band are confirmed to play the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival later this summer.
Pulled Apart By Horses are Tom Hudson (vocals/guitar), James Brown (guitar), Lee Vincent (Drums) and Robert Lee (bass).
After whetting appetites by showcasing new material at an intimate charity show late last year, Pulled Apart By Horses announce an extensive UK tour for this Spring – their first since February 2012.
The dates will see the band journey the width and breadth of the country, playing their new material to fans at special small shows in the lesser-toured parts of Great Britain.
Pulled Apart By Horses guitarist James Brown explains: “After spending most of 2013 writing the new album, we are now so close to finishing it that we can’t wait a moment longer to get sweaty with you guys. So we’re excited to announce an intimate little UK warm-up tour. Think of it as some much needed exercise.”
More information on Pulled Apart By Horses’ third album is to follow soon.
You can catch Pulled Apart By Horses live on the following dates:
24 Aberdeen Tunnels
25 Dundee Beat Generator Live!
26 Hartlepool Studio
27 Hull The Welly
28 Leicester The Musician
30 Oxford Art Bar
01 Norwich Epic Studios
02 Stoke Sugarmill
03 Leeds Live at Leeds
04 York YO1 Festival
06 May Cambridge Portland Arms
07 Aldershot West End Centre
08 Kingston New Slang @ McClusky’s
09 Brighton The Great Eascape
10 Southampton Cellar
12 Exeter Cavern
13 Plymouth White Rabbit
14 Bath Moles
15 Cardiff The Globe
Calling all Pulled Apart by Horses’ fans: super special intimate gig.
Sadly if you’re reading this now then you have missed out on your chance for a ticket to this special intimate gig. The gig will see the band preview their new material at London’s Electrowerkz on November 12. The tickets went on sale through the band’s website on Wednesday morning last week and sold out in only a couple of hours. Sorry to rub it in.
Pulled Apart By Horses gig poster
However, you can take some solace in the fact that the show is helping to raise money for a very worthy cause; the housing charity Shelter. The boys have confirmed that this will be their final live show of 2013. Known for their intense, frantic live shows (guitarist James Brown once ended up in hospital with a gash to the head) the Leeds four piece are a real force of nature when viewed in an environment such as this.
Pulled Apart by Horses are due to go back in the studio and start work on their third album, the follow up to 2012’s well received, Tough Love. Rumoured to be titled Papa Lulus 101 Fish Bowl Prank the record will continue the band’s relationship with Transgressive Records and is expected to be released in early 2014.
By Josh Bennett