23 April 2014

Horse Party to release new single Clarion Call and announce festival dates

Horse Party new single Clarion Call festival dates

Horse Party to release new single Clarion Call and announce festival dates

Horse party grew out of Bury St Edmunds’ thriving music scene. Bury was little more than a sleepy Suffolk town with a Tory constituency until restrictions on live music were lifted in the 90s and touring bands started playing the town. An exciting punk and DIY scene emerged with kids picking up instruments and getting noticed by the nation. Not only did John Peel pronounce it ‘The New Seattle’, but the town came second in Rolling Stone’s culture capital of the year list in 2002. Really.

The scene disintegrated for a few years but its second wave is coming with full force. Along with their own music, Horse Party run a monthly club night called Washing Machine at The Hunter Club, a label for other Suffolk musicians, and a Riot Grrrl-inspired fanzine called 'Shut The Fuck Up' which they hand out free at gigs.

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Seymour said: “we're running three or four nights a month and I can't keep up with the number of people wanting to play. We get 15 year-olds talking to us about Devo, Fugazi, Talking Heads and Melvins plus early 90s hip-hop, and referencing those bands in their music".

Horse Party are a band who have naturally tapped into music’s power to stir a stagnant mentality – as such their upcoming album is a harmony of raw, lo-fi expression and liberating rock-your-cares-away hooks. More than anything else though, Seymour describes Horse Party as “the most fun I’ve ever had with other humans”. 

Debut album ‘Cover Your Eyes’ (INT 048) is out digitally (7th April 2014) and on digipak CD (12th May 2014) via Integrity Records.

Festival Dates.

3rd May - Bury St Edmunds, Fringe Festival
29th May - Ipswich, Pulse Fringe Festival
7th June - Cambridge, Strawberry Fair
21st June - Ipswich, Suffolk Pride Parade (Main Stage)
5th July - Diss, WoW Festival (Main Stage)
13th July - Stowmarket, Gig in the Garden (Main Stage)
18th-Sunday 20th July (day tbc) - Southwold, Latitude Festival
23rd August - Bury St Edmunds, Homegrown Festival (Main Stage)
30th August - Norwich, Waterfront

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