Yet another in a seemingly endless stream of talent suckling on the murky River Aire, before leaving the greying hues of Leeds and West Yorkshire to show the rest of the country just how this music thing should be done.
Beneath four masses of faded hoodies, tatty jeans and unkempt hair is the musical rumbling buzzing on lips across the country, Pulled Apart By Horses. For once, this isn’t about being part of a cool scene, having loads of myspace friends or catching onto the next hip thing. The fact is that they are, simply put, just really fucking good.
Recently released on tiny DIY label Big Scary Monsters, ‘Meat Balloon‘ is this lot’s first physical offering and comes on limited edition white 7″ vinyl. Already we’re in love… Contained within it’s grooves are dense and elastic bass lines that bounce like space hoppers, squealing guitars and smashed glass fevered vocals. Throwing a gracious nod to Rage Against The Machine and the gods of grunge, theirs is a sound that’s filthy rotten and caked in sweat, yet strangely invigorating and move-busting.
With half the music press hot on their tails after only 7 months of existence, Pulled Apart By Horses have an awful lot of hype to live up to and maintain, but so far it seems that’s not going to be a problem at all.