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One To Discover: Horsey

January 5, 2021

Discover Horsey

We’re so sad to have missed this unique outfit last year but thrilled to start the new year with this discovery. South London’s unclassifiable 4-piece curios, Horsey returned at the tail end of 2020 and released their profound new single “Sippy Cup”. The single is out now and streaming below, “Sippy Cup” marks the band’s first new material since their 2019 EP “Bread & Butter”. The band also announced the news that they’ve signed to London tastemaker label untitled recs – home to the likes of Jerskin Fendrix, Famous, Brad Stank and more.

Clocking in at just under two minutes, Horsey’s hyperactive new offering sees the band traverse playful oddball pop, absurdist theatricality, and moments of avant-punk instrumentation that fragment and reassemble themselves at a frenetic pace.

The band describes the new single “Sippy Cup” as being about “being, living and acting like a child.” This theme is reflected in the accompanying imagery, which shows Jacob Read and Theo McCabe together as children, with them and most of the band having been lifelong friends since nursery.

As an outfit that refused to be pigeonholed at every turn, “Sippy Cup” sees the band continue to beguile listeners whilst propelling the band into new musical territory with a surreal and inimitable intensity.

Alongside the new single Horsey have also shared a new video for “Sippy Cup”. Featuring a quickfire montage of videos from a hotdog processing plant and Anglo / Japanese karaoke-like onscreen lyrics, the video culminates in the band taking part in a manic, close-up hotdog eating contest.

Their latest insight into the madness of Horsey is such an explosive effort. The charisma of this act on full display at every single note running throughout this track. It’s bold, dynamic and boisterous. A fast-paced, hard-hitting arrangement that will dazzle you with its energy, its unique tone, and the most standout vocals. This is the band to back for 2021, they will consume you and re-ignite your feelings. “Sippy Cup” is the listen that is needed to get us through the unknown. It’s unpredictable yet fierce.

Made up of Jacob Read (Jerkcurb), Theo McCabe, Jack Marshall and George Bass, Horsey have built a cult live following having toured with the likes of King Krule, Goat Girl and Hinds, as well as playing numerous sold-out shows across their hometown venues. Their previous single “Bread & Butter” also garnered the band early support at press and earlier this year the band featured on the highly praised Live At The Windmill fundraiser compilation alongside the likes of Kae Tempest, black midi, BC, NR, Shame, Meat Raffle, PVA and more.

“Sippy Cup” is out now via untitled recs and is available HERE

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