If you’re from the South West region you’re already probably aquatinted with Sugar Horse. If not, you’re going to be forced to meet their acquittance very soon indeed; today, the Bristol doomgaze cretins have just premiered their new latest single in the form of ‘Richard In The Sky With Diamonds’.
The second track to be taken from their sophomore EP DRUGS, the track is an ethereally beautiful yet all annihilating documentation of the wide spread nepotism within the music industry. Much like the previously released ‘Pity Party’ it witnesses the band flex their creatively and amalgamate ambience with devastation. On the track itself, vocalist Ashley Tubb states;
“This song is a centrepiece for the record. A mangling of every direction we go in, distilled down and blasted out at both destructive and fragile volumes. 'RBITSWD' is based on the writing and videos of Chris Ott a formative Pitchfork writer, with a famously acerbic sense of humour. His Shallow Rewards series details the nepotism and self-serving culture within some areas of the music industry, as well as various niche historical pieces. A huge influence on me lyrically, as well as the general ethos of the band as a whole. Emphasis on originality is essential. Working hard to not repeat the same tired cliches and steering away from po-faced pretension."
Self-released April 17th, DRUGS is the follow up to the group’s debut DRUJ and is destined to dramatically and horrifically unveil more elements within Sugar Horse’s dynamicly suffocating sound. Despite being a recent proposition, the group has already shared stages with the likes of Vennart, Phoxjaw, Brutus, The St Pierre Snake Invasion and more.
Sugar Horse will be touring alongside Black Peaks and the aforementioned The St Pierre Snake Invasion later this year along with hosting the EP release party at the The Exchange, Bristol, on June 13th. The rescheduled tour dates in support of Black Peaks will be confirmed soon.
DRUGS is released April 17th. You can pre-order the release here.