Posts tagged Pulled Apart By Horses
[News] Pulled Apart By Horses Announce UK Tour

Cast your mind back to the year 2012. It's not that hard. Back to February in that year. That was the last time the UK was graced with the noisemakers known as Pulled Apart By Horses on the live circuit. They've been busy making brand new music for our ear holes but ahead of that they've gone and got all excited and have decided to treat fans to some previews on the road before release. Guitarist James Brown says:

After spending most of 2013 writing the new album, we are now so close to finishing it that we can't wait a moment longer to get sweaty with you guys. So we're excited to announce an intimate little UK warm-up tour. Think of it as some much needed exercise.

Tickets are on sale this Friday 8th Feb., or you can peek a pre-sale on Thursday 7th by checking for more info. You can check out the dates after the jump.

As well as that we can all expect some news about their third album in the very near future. Get excited and prepare yourselves for some awesome new sounds.


Pulled Apart By Horses 2014 Tour


24 Aberdeen Tunnels

25 Dundee Beat Generator Live!

26 Hartlepool Studio

27 Hull The Welly

28 Leicester The Musician

30 Oxford Art Bar


01 Norwich Epic Studios

02 Stoke Sugarmill

03 Leeds Live at Leeds

04 York YO1 Festival

06 May Cambridge Portland Arms

07 Aldershot West End Centre

08 Kingston New Slang @ McClusky's

09 Brighton The Great Eascape

10 Southampton Cellar

12 Exeter Cavern

13 Plymouth White Rabbit  

14 Bath Moles

15 Cardiff The Globe

[News] Live at Leeds 2014 Announces Initial Line-Up

It's that time of year again when festivals big and small begin to tease their fans with the artists that will be gracing their stages. Of course there are the huge announcements Stateside with Outkast reforming for several dates both on US soil and UK. But here at SKoA we're focussed on the ones close to home; For myself (Shey), that's Live at Leeds. A wonderful event that takes place across the city of (you guessed it,) Leeds, and draws bands from a smorgasbord of genres to venues throughout the city. Last year I had an absolute blast and the event was one of my highlights of the festival calendar. This year looks set to top it as they've announced their initial line-up which you can see above via the fancy new poster.

Making up the bill are Albert Hammond Jr, Blood Red Shoes, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chloe Howl, Drenge, Pulled Apart By Horses, Wolf Alice, Yuck and hoards of other damn fine bands. 

Taking place in 2014 on the weekend of 2-5th of May, tickets are priced at just £25 and for the stuff you can see for that price, I'd snatch up a ticket fast. Grab them over here.

[Watch] Pulled Apart By Horses - "Epic Myth" (Official Video)

You probably know by this point that I quite like those riff heavy lads Pulled Apart By Horses and today we get to enjoy some fun visuals for their track "Epic Myth" that was actually directed by the band's very own James Brown. A weird alcohol fuelled blur in a dimly lit red bedroom is what it is. Cigars, smart clothing and a lot of weird happenings. See what you make of it above.

It's one of my favourite tracks from their album Tough Love which is out now.

[Watch] Pulled Apart By Horses - "Bromance Ain't Dead" (Official Video)

Riding strong on the release of their great sophomore album, Tough Love, Pulled Apart By Horses have been playing festivals around Europe along with announcing another UK headline tour for later in the year. They've not released a video since the entertaining "Wolf Hand" back garden antics though but today that changes with the visual for "Bromance Ain't Dead". It's released today (July 23rd) and the video features some of the boys' favourite live moments from the past few months. You can pre-order yourself a copy of the vinyl over here. Bromance certainly is not dead.

[Review] Dot 2 Dot Festival Manchester

A 4 day weekend. A rarity in anyone's yearly calendar, not this year if you're in the UK. Thanks to the Queen! God Save her and all that. What better way to spend part of it than at a must on the local gig calendar, Dot to Dot Manchester. It's is a funny event really taking place across three cities in total over three separate days. Manchester was the final stop for the bands who'd sweated their music into Nottingham and Bristol the previous two days. Manchester's gigs this year had introduced some new venues adding to previous years' fun times. Large venues like The Ritz and Sound Control were  staple but new kids on the block Zoo had been added to the mix making for a smaller more intimate feel at a few sets. It takes place across 5 venues all reasonably close together just off of Oxford Road right in the City centre, handy, Sound Control also had 3 levels which was an added bonus for ticket holders. Why? My main concern was going to be getting from place to place and then getting back into venues. What if they were too full? What if the stage I wanted to get to was unavailable?!

Turns out, the main place I wanted to be was at the aforementioned Sound Control. After picking up my wristband I was at The Ritz and heard the familiar sound of Bastille ringing through the venue so quickly headed to enjoy an albeit short but sweet set. The band actually ended up playing two sets after Summer Camp cancelled, I only caught one set but they filled the room with ease packing a large punch for a band so young.

After Bastille I headed down to the place I wanted to witness some musical magic for the majority of the day, Sound Control. First up as I walked through the ground floor and headed up to the awkwardly shaped Club room was Clock Opera who's album I absolutely loved. From the rather large crowd they'd drawn in I think a lot of people eddied too. A highlight of the set for me was "Lesson No7" as the beat kicked in the floor slowly started to bounce in time. Wonderful.

Next up was some fun from 2:54 who were playing in the loft. They'd been getting a fair bit of attention on the blogs and from the likes of Zane Lowe and radio so I was pretty giddy for the set and I wasn't disappointed. Their echoey twangs filled the loft with an ease and elegance. Next up was a really intriguing act: Pure Love. A band fronted by Frank Carter, the previous lead singer of Gallows and a man I'd seen cause carnage in the past at the likes of Sonisphere and Leeds festival. He knew how to make some noise yet this new project is a popper affair. The loft was pretty quiet for the set in all honesty which led to Frank immediately jumping the barrier and planting his mic stand right in front of me. He commanded the attention of the room with the actions of a man in a hardcore band, the music has changed but his presence has not. A great set from a band with a future if they play their cards right. Only downside was he tried to start a circle pit at one point, the crowd weren't the circle pitting type and it led to Frank hitting me in the face with his bottle of cider. Luckily, I like cider.

Finishing up a day of truly great music in Soundcontrol's Loft was Cloud Nothings, Wavves and Pulled Apart By Horses. One band I like a lot while two of those bands I adore. Cloud Nothings set was a gentle yet noisy affair and a nice little bit of relaxation from the energetic performance Pure Love had offered half an hour prior not to say these guys didn't have energy but the main event for many in the room was still to come. Nathan Williams, frontman of the surf-punk band Wavves wandered on stage to set up his kit, strat in hand a few minutes later his band joined him and without a word the intro to "King of the Beach" filled the air and damn it was loud! I don't know if previous sets had sensitised my ears to the levels but it was a wall of fuzzy goodness. I like it loud and the next 45 minutes was a joy to watch with tracks from his two albums and EP, Life Sux being played one after another.

Pulled Apart By Horses followed Wavves and after the two days prior they looked a little rough prior to the set, I spotted Lee their drummer watching Wavves contently from side of stage. The boys took to their slot on stage and bloody delivered a knock-out blow after a day of already great music. Tracks like "V.E.N.O.M." and "Punched a Lion In The Throat" were sang back at them as the crowd all bounced as one. From the rowdiness and the state of my shoes/t-shirt by the end of the set I must say I'd had a great day and the event was a well oiled machine. It managed to showcase some great new emerging talent along with some more established acts. For a music fan and avid gig goer I'd recommend the day in any of the cities to everyone. Roll on D2D2013 I say! Onwards and upwards. 

[Dot to Dot Preview] Pulled Apart By Horses

As we've mentioned, the wonderful Dot to Dot Festival will be taking place in three locations over the coming bank holiday weekend in the UK. It will see a flurry of bands take to the stage across the three cities and we're going to give you some recommendations as to who we will most definitely be checking out. It's going to be loud.

First up we have a favourite of ours, Pulled Apart by Horses. The Leeds band have gone from strength to strength since releasing their self-titled debut back in 2010 and then arlier this year they released the stellar follow up, Tough Love. In a live setting these guys just tear the roof off. More energy than a shipment of Red Bull and enough riffs to have your ears ringing for days. 

The band will headline Bristol's Trinity on the 2nd of June, Nottingham's Jongleurs on the Sunday, June 3rd. They'll finally finish up the weekend in Manchester on Monday in Sound Control's Loft. For an idea of what you could be in for, check out a video of them performing "Wolf Hand" live earlier in the month at the top via Noisey. After that, jump over here for more info and to purchase tickets

[News] Dot to Dot Festival Preview

Summer is creeping in and with that you'll of noticed a host of Festivals taking place in just about every corner of the globe. Dot to Dot Festival started back in 2005 in Nottingham bringing together some top music acts across a number of venues. Fast forward to 2012 and the event has grown to three cities, all playing host to the chosen bands over a weekend. This years event will take place over the weekend of June 2nd to 4th in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester. It's sure to be a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend in the UK and some ridiculously good bands will take to the stages over the weekend.

Up at the top you can see some of the line-up which includes, The Drums, Pulled Apart by Horses, Wavves, Willis Earl Beal, Summer Camp, Willy Moon and countless other top artists. Over the next week or so leading up to the event we'll post up some recommendations for bands we'll most definitely be checking out and will be at the Manchester date to report on all the shows we possibly can! Keep your eyes peeled for it but in the mean time for some more info hit up the official site. The full line up can be found here while the venue guide and set times are also up for your perusal here. Tickets can be purchased for the event here so get planning and see you in the pits!