SUGAR HORSE REVEAL NEW TRACK ‘PITY PARTY’
ANNOUNCE ‘DRUGS’ EP RELEASED APRIL 17TH
UK TOUR SUPPORTING BLACK PEAKS
Bristol Doomgaze wretches SUGAR HORSE can now announce details of their forthcoming new ‘DRUGS’ EP, which is set for release on April 17th. Colossal, slow and crushing, the band have preceded this with the single/video ‘PITY PARTY’. The song is about “The extreme highs and lows of drinking to excess, themes of rapturous light revealing wisdom unto you.” and it will likely be the most interesting piece of music you will listen to in 2020.
‘DRUGS’is a combination of beautiful shimmering guitars, ethereal ambience and brutally crushing, doomy riffs that all build a foreboding sense of menace across its 5 tracks. At times it will confuse and others you will be lost in its utter beauty, and like all the most incredible music, it will reveal more layers, meanings and hidden depths with each repeated listen.
Formed in 2015 as a trioin a flat in Bristol messing around with their fuzz pedals, the band was finally compleated with the addition of a fourth member on guitar and keyboards –2019’s standalone single ‘GAKEATER’– allowing them to add density to their sound. SUGAR HORSE set out to break away from emerging trends in the South-West scene, going against the grain while following a strict set of self-made parameters.
“There was a lot of emphasis on having a pacey, driving and technical sound… We wanted to do the opposite; Make everything simple and slow everything down. I think the best art is formed when it’s creators enforce rigid rules on themselves. Mondrian had geometry, Mark E Smith had his hatred for cigarette taxation and we have a complete disregard for urgency.”
Likewise, since their inception, SUGAR HORSE has shared stages with the likes of Vennart, Brutus, The St Pierre Snake Invasion and Phoxjaw, as well as playing praised alternative festival ArcTanGent in 2019. The band will next support Black Peaks on their April rescheduled headline dates that have just been announced.
Ashley Tubb (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Howarth (Bass) & Martin Savage (Drums) Jake Healy (Guitar/Keyboards)
Apr 20th Glasgow, Oran Mor
Apr 21st Manchester, Gorilla
Apr 22nd Birmingham, Institute 2
Apr 24th London, Scala
Apr 26th Bristol, The Fleece
Apr 30th Brighton, Chalk