LISTEN TO THE NEW SINGLE, HOBBY HORSE
OUT ON 22 JUNE 2018
Gazelle Twin has announced details of a new single, ‘Hobby Horse’, out on 22 June ahead of the live performance premiere of her forthcoming album, Pastoral, at Supersonic festival on 23 June.
“I want to get the fuck out of here NOW” is the panic-stricken sentiment behind Gazelle Twin’s searing new single, ‘Hobby Horse’ – serving up the first lick of her latest album Pastoral, out on 21 September 2018.
The single compliments a hotly-tipped premiere and headline performance at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, on 23 June.
‘Hobby Horse’s rousing and mantra-like spoken style – first heard in the body-dysmorphia inspired album Unflesh (2014) and later in her touring A/V live show Kingdom Come – accompanies crazed galloping, incoherent, angry stadium chanting and eerie high-pitched howls.
The heavily cinematic b-side ‘Deep England’, spotlights and upturns a very English form of nostalgia as Gazelle Twin, aka Elizabeth Bernholz, croons “My silver cloud, My retail park, My cul de sac, My England”.
In keeping with her ever-morphing performance persona, Gazelle Twin is now clad in red and white, head to toe, the colours of a familiar flag. A nod to deep and recent history; a jester-come-morris dancer. A post-pagan hooligan riding its Hobby Horse or conjuring terror with its pipe. Like a modern-day Commedia Dell’Arte caricature, she reveals the madness and violence of “ye olde” traditions slammed within contemporary cliches.
Bernholz explains, “Pastoral is an album that juggles British identities. A musing on how a sordid past becomes “quaint”… and that there is horror in every Idyll.”
‘Hobby Horse’ is released on 22 June 2018, on the artist’s own label, Anti-Ghost Moon Ray.
Gazelle Twin gratefully acknowledges support from the PRS Foundation’s Momentum Fund