A free download in January 2013 quickly led to support offers with alt-stars Tunng, Dingus Khan, Vuvuvultures and Tied To The Mast, and a live broadcast via BBC Introducing from the John Peel Centre. April 2013 saw the release of critically-lauded debut single, ‘Back To Mono’, swiftly followed by live EP ‘Scarlet & Blue’. Horse Party are the talented Eleanor Lou (guitar/vocal), Seymour Quigley (guitar/vocal) and Shannon Hope (drums).
The sound quality of the live EP is not too shabby, recorded at the alternative band’s well received gig at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds, UK, back on Saturday 4th May 2013. The free download opens strongly with the band’s debut single ‘Back To mono’ suitably powerful and driving here, before ‘Scarlet & Blue’ entertains, adding more depth to a Horse Party view, the song works well. But ‘Six’ is on the edge, blues friendly vocal over a more bombastic feel, complete with cutting solid rhythm and tasty guitar parts, a muscular end to the live proceedings.
Think this live download will appear on thousands of play lists and with more than one track there should also be a good few more seeing Horse Party live off this outing, I love ‘Back To Mono’ but Six’ and the title track add a lot more weight to conclude Horse Party are here to stay, which can only be a good thing – enjoy. 8/10
Horse Party release ‘Scarlet & Blue’ free 3-track live EP!
HORSE PARTY LIVE 2013:
Sun 31st August – Bury St
Edmunds Homegrown Festival ·
Sat 7th September – Stowmarket
John Peel Centre w/Shonen Knife
Thurs 17th Oct – Bury St
Edmunds Apex w/Tunng