Dark Horses – XIII (Tricky Spirits Records) 
Dark Horses - XIII

Release Date: 24th November 2017

Dark Horses are a collective hell-bent on creating darkness but with a good groove at the heart of it so, y’know, it’s forgivable. ‘XIII’ (13 for the kids) is the new single from this group of apocalyptoes and it starts with an ominously approaching synth throb that brings to mind the likes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Primal Scream and early Kasabian. Then throw in a driving beat and wispy, waspish and seductive vocal and you’ve got yourself a half-decent party but it’s only when the dirty, scuzzy guitars turn up that things really get kicking. The darkness inherent in this tune is given context by the light of the melodies that are from the Florence + The Machine and the Gossip playbooks which makes for an intriguing and thoroughly engaging experience. Bravo.

Live Dates:

30th November – Fabrique, Milan w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
1st December – Les Decks, Lausanne w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
2nd December – Samsung Hall, Zurich w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

3rd December – Arena, Vienna w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club