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Album Review: Pulled Apart By Horses – Pulled Apart By Horses (Transgressive)

By | Published on Thursday 8 July 2010

Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses are bloody well ace. Those of you who have heard them already should know it, and those of you who have seen them live, I’m sure, are certain of it. In fact, I’m convinced that they’re one of the best bands to come out of the UK in the past couple of years. PABH, I am so not worthy.

Their eponymous debut album is so rip-roaring and intense that I struggle to spot a moment where someone takes a breath. A true reflection of their live shows, then; if you haven’t seen this band yet, make sure you do it soon. They’re spectacular, and you’ll soon regret missing out on the current smaller gigs when they’re selling out the bigger venues.

‘Pulled Apart By Horses’ is comfortingly familiar yet undeniably fresh – as a huge fan of the band I was pleased to find that they had not diverted from their trademark hard sound, yet was pleasantly surprised by how dissimilar each track is from the other. It’s not a borer – it’s a ‘keep me on repeat’ kind of album, and it’s fun without creeping into any sort of juvenile territory that the arguably similar Dananananaykroyd have claimed their own.

‘Yeah Buddy’, the record’s most commercial song, is, without a doubt, also its best amongst an immense sea of stellar tracks. ‘I Punched A Lion In The Throat’, which has always been a live favourite, also stands out with its tight guitar hook and deliciously spine-tingling change of pace halfway through, that could induce a raging fit out of a dead man.

Bow down for the new kings of some real fucking rock. TW

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