SUGAR HORSE REVEAL NEW TRACK ‘THE GREAT SHAME’
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Following its premiere on respected alternative podcast RIOT ACT, Bristolian doomgazers SUGAR HORSE share their latest twisted masterpiece in the form of ‘THE GREAT SHAME’. Heavily inspired by the slow-burning sense of madness and Kubrickesque tension bubbling underneath the surface of BBC documentary ‘Heart Of An Angel’ (directed and produced by Molly Dineen in 1989).Vocalist Ashely Tubb fused these themes to create a suitably uncomfortable watch and an ode to documentary filmmakers Paul Wright (Arcadia) and Adam Curtis (Hypernormalisation).
“…You can see the sheer dilapidation of the station itself. Things are broken beyond repair. Everything looks bleak and barely holding together, dusty traces of an old London are clearly visible everywhere. The old guard/dayshift are set in their ways, ploughing on regardless of consequence to the station or their own wellbeing. Working next to them, but never actually seeing them, are the night shift, who are mostly younger and new to London. They moved there for the chance to make money and a more exciting life; instead, they end up pulling human hair out of the railway tracks in the dead of night. There’s something about moving out of the past, into the future and learning from the mistakes of the old guard who were too terrified to change that really resonated.” – Ashley Tubb
Fans can get the full story behind ‘THE GREAT SHAME’ by watching the Riot Act exclusive interview HERE. The band will also play the Sit-In Session at MOLES in Bath on Saturday, November 7th with support from Better Than Mending (social distancing rules apply). Tickets and more information bout the event can be found HERE.
Formed in 2015 as a trio in a flat in Bristol messing around with their fuzz pedals, the band was finally completed 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 released their debut EP, DRUGS to critical acclaim as well as sharing stages with the likes of Vennart, Brutus, The St Pierre Snake Invasion and Phoxjaw, as well as playing praised alternative festival ArcTanGent in 2019.
Ashley Tubb (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Howarth (Bass) & Martin Savage (Drums) Jake Healy (Guitar/Keyboards)
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Tickets and information about this event can be found HERE