British band Mercurial Sugar Horse release video with Heriot and Mclusky – Metal Planet Music
The ever-mercurial, boundary-pushing British rock quartet sugar horse have released their new music video for ‘Disco Loadout’, the first single from their exciting new collaborative EP Waterloo teeth.
With members of Heriot and Mcclusky/St Peter’s Serpent Invasionyou can now watch “Disco Loadout” below.
WaterlooThe teeth will be released on October 28 via LittlePondand features members of Heriot, Illusionist, SLOW MOTION, BiffyClyro, and much more. On the occasion of the news, SugarHorse released the first single from the EP, the aptly titled “Disco Loadout”.
Pre-order Waterloo teeth here: http://listen.smallpondrec.com/disco-loadout
From ‘Disco Loadout’, the band comments: “This song is more of a comedic idea than real music. This song is fully rhythmic, so the guitar and bass parts either play all open strings at once or cut all strings at once. On top of that , all the strings were tuned to entirely random notes so it’s just complete dissonance The title comes from playing a show just before a club night starts and how quickly you have to pull everything off your stage gear.
Heriotit is Debbie Gough comments: “sugar horse are a band I’ve always enjoyed seeing after playing with them for the first time in 2017! I’m very honored to be on their track ‘Disco Loadout’ from this EP and it’s fantastic to see so many other friends on the tracklist too!
Mcclusky/St Peter’s Serpent Invasionit is Damien Sayell comments: “Sugar Horse are heavy metal for people who don’t watch wrestling.
1. Disco Loading (ft. Debbie Gough, Heriotvoice ; DamianSayell, Mccluskyvoice ; MastLoveridge, MXLXcello)
2. Teeth of Waterloo (ft. Davidlarkin, black peaksbass; Will Gardner, black peakssaxophone; Paul Tierney, OnlySightseeingvoice)
3. Vide (ft. Kate Davies, Studentslicervoice ; Dan Nightingale, Illusionistvocals/guitar; Brady Deeprose, Illusionistvocals/guitar; Conor Marshall, Illusionistvocals/guitar; NualaHonanvoice)
4. Army Super Soldiers (ft. AdamDevonshire, SLOW MOTIONbass; Mike Venart, ocean size/Biffy Clyro/Vennartguitar; ConnieMatthew, Elm Wychvoice)
Waterloo teeth is a true demonstration of sugar horserefusal to comply or stand still. A community-building and genre-hopping release, the EP sees SugarHorse let the good times roll. Recorded during the Christmas holidays at LittlePond studios, sleeping among the amps, the four-track record is the band Bristol’s excuse to work with some of the coolest musicians on the planet.
SugarHorseis the most extravagant music to date, WaterlooThe teeth disrupt ideas. The opening track and first single “Disco Loadout” are anti-sugar horse – a band previously known for their long, melodic songs, this song is instead as short and atonal as possible. In contrast to the third track, “Gutted” is the song “everything everywhere at once”, from Shellac-style noise, to Sleep-esque destiny, to Cocteau twins melody and return.
It is suitable that Waterloo teeth is a celebration of the limits of art. Humans are compelled to create, creation drowns out the madness that surrounds us and keeps us alive. Where there is liberation, there is constraint; where there is constraint, there is creativity. It is this circle of life that sugar horse flourish in – Waterloo teeth is a seductive and irresistible invitation to join the circle.
It’s not for nothing that sugar horse became known as a nonconformist group. Their previous EPs Druj and Drugs were acclaimed amalgams of doom, hardcore, stoner and punk, followed by an acclaimed debut album The Live Long After.
A band that was supposed to tour with black peaks before the inevitable Covid disruption, and who rotated with Vennart and played ArcTangent, sugar horse have received accolades from Upset Magazine, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Kerrang!, among others.
Formed in 2015 as a trio in an apartment in Bristol, sugar horse came into full swing in 2019 with the addition of Jake Healy on baritone guitar and keyboards. Seeking to break with emerging trends in their scene, the band’s emphasis on simplicity and weight of tempo belies an impressive sense of self-awareness and maturity.
In their own words:I think the best art is formed when its creators impose rigid rules on themselves. Mondrian had geometry, Mark E Smith had his hatred for cigarette taxation and we have complete disregard for urgency.
Stream the new album, life long afterhere: https://sugarhorse.bandcamp.com/album/the-live-long-after
look sugar horse Direct:
17e August 2022 – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
30e October 2022 – with Conjurer, Brighton
31st October 2022 – with Conjurer, Bristol
1st November 2022 – with Conjurer, Manchester
2n/a November 2022 – with Conjurer, Glasgow
3rd November 2022 – with Conjurer, Leeds
4e November 2022 – with Conjurer, London
11e November 2022 – with Godflesh, Dublin
12e November 2022 – with Godflesh, Belfast
sugar horse are:
Ashley Tubb (Vocal/Guitar)
Jake Healy (baritone guitar, keyboards)
Chris Howarth (bass)
Martin Savage (Drums)