The last eighteen months for the sonic soul art rockers Dark Horses has been characteristically packed with both precision and abandon. Having toured extensively in Europe and Australia as hand-picked guests for the likes of Beck, Sigur Ros, Tame Impala, Kasabian and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the group also performed a now legendary and riotous set at the Olympic Park’s Hard Rock Calling Festival. A personal invitation to join Noel Gallagher at last year’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit then followed, leading to yet another acclaimed performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Meanwhile, the single ‘Radio’ found its way onto the BBC 6Music A-list and saw the group win Artrocker’s Single of the Year, while Dark Horses also contributed a song with Iggy Pop to last winter’s ‘A Psych Christmas’ album. Dark Horses also added their version of ‘Hello I Love You’ to a Doors covers album, and lead singer Lisa Elle found time to bring grace and guest vocals to the Jon Hopkins Mercury Music Prize nominated album Immunity.
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Now Dark Horses have announced their return with the release of a new single, ‘Live through Hunger’, on 14th April 2014, alongside a mammoth 18-date headline European tour and news of their long-awaited sophomore album, ‘Hail Lucid State’, released in May on Canada’s Last Gang Records.
Again produced by long-time collaborator Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas, ‘Hail Lucid State’ is the follow up to last year’s sinisterly stunning and critically acclaimed debut ‘Black Music’.
Dark Horses will be touring Europe throughout March and April, including the following UK dates:
Mon 24th – LEICESTER, Cookie Jar
Tue 25th – SHEFFIELD, Greystones
Wed 26th – NOTTINGHAM, Red Rooms
Thu 27th – BRISTOL, Exchange
Sat 29th – BRIGHTON, Sticky Mike’s
Mon 31th – LONDON, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen