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“Coming on like Fleetwood Mac covering dEUS via Fugazi and early Verve, Horse Party got together after a night spent drinking in a church. Ellie Langley, Seymour Quigley and Shannon Hope were united in a love of Bjork, Savages, Daughter and terrible movies. Two self-released singles and an EP in early 2013 led to support offers with alt-stars Tunng, Pinkunoizu, Ghostpoet, Shonen Knife, The Nightingales, Heartless Bastards, Dingus Khan, Vuvuvultures and Tied To The Mast, and an invitation to play at the first ever live broadcast via BBC Introducing from the new John Peel Centre for Creative Arts”.
Horse Party’s debut album sets a distinctive territorial tone through their gently built intros and the exuberantly stabbed guitar sound, this is a highly significant evolution in post-Indie ideas. The trio use influences ranging from sumptuously expressed Indie to a balanced blast of smouldering alternative rock – With a intuitive view to poignant lyrics, Horse Party’s debut long player ‘Cover Your Eyes’ is a glowing testament to the UK’s thriving music scene.
“In October 2013, Horse Party signed with ace UK independent label Integrity Records. A new single, ‘What Do You Need’, was released on Monday 11th November 2013, picking up airplay from XFM and Amazing Radio. Horse Party’s debut album, ‘Cover Your Eyes’, will be released on Monday 7th April 2014”.
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“2013 was an exciting introduction from Temple Songs. Having released two storming singles; ‘Passed Caring’ and ‘I Cant Look After You’, both through RIP Records. The band have gained some notable accolades from the likes of NME, This Is Fake DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and The Independent to name but a few. Zane Lowe also regularly championed the group on his BBC Radio One show as well as numerous plays from BBC 6 Music shows such as Lauren Laverne and Radcliffe & Macconie. Temple Songs is the brainchild of the prolific front man and writer Jolan Lewis (23), who released a confusing amount of music last year under several different guises. After being thrown out of London’s Toe-Rag Studios, the group headed back to Manchester so that Lewis could produce the track in his own studio, crafting his own unique vision of the track. ‘Point Of Origin’ maintains Temple Songs’ penchant for instantly catchy pop melodies reminiscent of early Beatles material, however Lewis’ unique style of production takes them in a direction much more at home with the current lo-fi scene of home town Manchester”.
Temple Songs can be excused for providing some exultant relief from any of those archetype Guitar-Pop rhythms, their luxurious take on well-worn melodic routes and lyrical dislocation is brilliant. The new track ‘Point Of Origin’ nestles comfortably between wonderful 60’s Power-Pop and delicately high-concept Indie, it’s encouraging to see unvarnished chord shapes used in such a retrospective way. You can catch Temple Songs live in Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester over the next four nights.
“The track ‘Point Of Origin’, his third single with London based RIP Records, is pure sugary lofi garage pop. Think DNA or Theoretical Girls if they tried to sound like The Beatles. It’s melody twists and turns, unfolding in a surprising but always satisfying way; locking you in and dragging you through a psychedelic honey flavoured trip. Whilst soaring through its gleaming sonic walls in a whirl of bliss, Lewis delves deep into the alienating and sometimes fracturing experience of growing up. It’s an interesting dichotomy and presents Lewis at his lyrical best”.
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