Horsegirl drop the latest, enchanting single from their debut album ‘Versions of Modern Performance’, out June 3rd on Matador Records.
‘World of Pots and Pans’ is a curious glimpse into the psyche of three teenagers with an effortless grasp on no wave, offering their take on the nuances and shoegaze-dynamics that make it so hypnotising.
Where first single ‘Anti-glory’ peppered it’s chorus with glistening guitar stabs and pensive strumming, ‘World of Pots and Pans’ exists in a more spectral place, meandering around the story of their brand new friend “Emma”, feeling reminiscient of BeaBadoobee discovering Post-Punk for the first time.
The lo-fi video uses an near-obsolete overhead projector as a storytelling-device, with each member of the band bringing various lyrics, coins and horse silhouettes into frame throughout the video. The track leaves a feeling of anti-climax in the air — Horsegirl build a world around their protagonist “Emma”, and leave us in the dark about her fate. This, as you would potentially assume, does not make the song feel unfinished, instead it conjures a quality of mystique and unease that is not often present in contemporary no wave. A beguiling track from the Matador Records signees that presents them as both unpredictable and radical.
Sun. Jun. 19 – London, UK @ Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW) – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jun. 19 – London, UK @ Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW) – SOLD OUT
Tue. Jun. 21 – Manchester, UK @ YES (Basement)
Wed. Jun. 22 – London, UK @ Bermondsey Social Club – SOLD OUT
Sun. Jun. 26 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Photo by Cheryl Dunn
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