Track Premiere: Brown Horse “Stealing Horses”

Brown Horse are a six piece Americana band from Norwich (A Fine City) – they originally formed as a four piece folk band comprising Emma Tovell, Nyle Holihan, Patrick Turner and Rowan Braham in 2018 and expanded the line up with Ben Auld and Phoebe Troup.  They’re preparing to release an album called ‘Reservoir‘, from which today’s story of dark dealing and horse thievery is taken.  Patrick Turner told Americana UK that “It’s pretty much a song about someone listening to the radio. That someone is thinking about the way songs change over time. So maybe it’s also about how we listen to music. Sometimes the lyrics come across as quite positive, other times they feel resentful. We like that ambiguity. 

Beyond that, it’s mostly just an excuse to rock out. It’s pretty simple: just those four chords and not too many words, but that opens up some nice space for the steel guitar and the accordion. We’ve started every show we’ve played in the last year with this song.”

The album – by the way – will be out on AMAUK award winning Loose Records, which is pretty much an assurance of musical quality before you hear a note.   Brown Horse are heading out on tour in October, and have a special London gig in December:

4th Chelmsford, Hot Box Live Events
5th London, The George Tavern
6th Bristol, The Crown
7th Norwich, Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom
8th Newcastle Upon Tyne,The Cumberland Arms
9th Huddersfield, Northern Quarter
10th Manchester, 33 Oldham Street
11th Sheffield, The Washington

6th London, The Lexington

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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