With an attitude that recalls The Jesus and Mary Chain and scuzzy, fuzzy drone attack, Horsegirl have just delivered a stunning single ‘Anti-glory’ – filled with a certain cognitive and sonic dissonance, brutal drums, sweet doo wop backing singing straight from the sixties and a raw visceral guitar attack. This is utterly compelling and marvellous stuff, inveigled as it is with a rock’n’roll bravura and a hypnotic sheen.
The band says:
We wrote Anti-glory almost by accident, while messing around with an old song during rehearsal. The song fell into place immediately, and looking back, we have no idea how we wrote it. As always, this song and album are for Chicago, our friends, our friend’s bands, everyone who can play the guitar, and everyone who can’t play the guitar.
The video, directed by Erin Vassilopoulous, is a mesmerising performance piece – all dead eye stares and Arctic chills delivering a monumental level of sneering attitude and a studied insouciance amongst the scything buzz saw guitars:
This is the coolest thing I’ve experienced since being caught in a snowstorm in Iceland. And just as adrenaline inducing. You can download/stream the single here.
Feature Photograph: Cheryl Dunn