GIGsoup favorites Pulled Apart by Horses have today released new single ‘Hot Squash’ and it’s accompanying video. The single is taken from the bands forthcoming album ‘Blood’ which has been given a 1st September release date, via SONY/RED.
The track was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse/Foo Fighters/Mastodon/The Mars Volta) and is the opening song on the band’s forthcoming third album, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’. The LP was recorded in the band’s hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls) and will be released on their new label ‘Best of the Best’ through Sony/RED.
‘Hot Squash’ contains lyrics partly inspired by the Paul Thomas Anderson movie ‘The Master’, drummer Lee Vincent explained: “When we were writing and recording ‘Hot Squash’ I had just watched the film. Being a massive PTA fan I was blown away as usual and feeling suitably inspired I wrote a few lines of lyrics about cults and brainwashing. Tom [Hudson, vocals/guitar] elaborated on these and Hot Squash was born! I love the ambiguity of ‘The Master’, attacking such a huge subject with such subtlety is just genius in my eyes.”
The video is also now online (see above), a surreal David Lynch-esque film by director Sing J Lee, who has previously worked with Chvrches and Gorgon City. He mysteriously described it as “set beneath the quiet suburban life, we take a voyeuristic trip into a dark, nonsensical romance.”
As well as appearances over the last few weeks at The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and YO1 in York the band are confirmed to play the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this August.
The track-listing for ‘Blood’ is as follows…
1. Hot Squash
2. ADHD in HD
3. Lizard Baby
4. You Want It
5. Hello Men
6. Skull Noir
7. Grim Deal
8. Bag Of Snakes
10. Medium Rare
11. Weird Weather
12. Golden Monument