News: Wunderhorse drop new track ‘Midas’


Wunderhorse just dropped their latest track ‘Midas’ under the Communion banner; their first fresh tune since their 2022 debut album, ‘Cub.’

This tune roars with guitars that scream bloody murder and drums that might as well be gunshots, while Slater’s howl has a Dylan-esque sneer. The video features a demonic doll maker shot in acid-washed ’70s colours it demands every ounce of your attention.

“The song was written in a bathtub in Paris, and forgotten about until it resurfaced in Minnesota. Midas is the guy who makes you feel like a pencil stub, all used up and nothing to show for it, but it’s always just business as far as he’s concerned”

Jacob Slater

The band’s debut ‘Cub,’ has been simmering in its own psychedelic and grunge-tinged juices for the past year and a half, gaining traction and fans along the way. From the basement gigs to the broad expanse of Glastonbury’s Woodsies tent, and even snagging a sell-out at Kentish Town’s O2 Forum months ahead of time, Wunderhorse has charted a remarkable trajectory.

The extensive tour that wove around the release of ‘Cub’ has seen Jacob Slater and his comrades—guitarist Harry Fowler, drummer Jamie Staples, and bassist Peter Woodin—morph from a collection of musicians backing a solo project into a cohesive, full-fledged band. This evolution marks a significant turning point, ushering out the days of Wunderhorse as solely Slater’s vision and welcoming a new era of collective synergy.

Looking ahead, 2024 will see Wunderhorse taking to the stage at Reading + Leeds, as well as sharing headline duties at Dot to Dot festival alongside Mercury-nominated duo Jockstrap, with many more live dates yet to be announced.

Wunderhorse live dates:

10 Apr .. Civic Hall, Wolverhampton *
12 Apr .. Alexandra Palace, London *
13 Apr .. The Brighton Centre, Brighton *
14 Apr .. O2 Academy, Bournemouth *
16 May .. The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
25 May .. Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
26 May .. Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
12-14 July .. TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
7-11 Aug .. Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
22-25 Aug .. Reading and Leeds Festival

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