VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Dark Horses – Live On Hunger


We’ve already featured ‘Live On Hunger’ as our track of the day a few months back. We described it as “a beguiling maelstrom of sensual, decadent carnal art pop embellished with swirling serrated guitars, pulsating electronic flourishes which affords an intriguing glimpse into what treasures may lie in store when their much-anticipated second album is finally released.” We can’t really add to that other than to say the video is as sexy and sinister as you’d expect from Dark Horses a band who you never quite know if they are going to seduce you or strike you with their riding crop.


‘Live on Hunger’ is out now with their second album ‘Hail Lucid State’ to follow via the Last Gang Records. The band are also accompanying The Dandy Warhols on the following dates.


Which leads on to this conundrum – we’ve always quite liked the Dandy Warhols, but times are hard, money is indeed as Manchester’s own toulse-headed Socrates, Mick Hucknall once insightfully squeaked  “too tight to mention” …   so what would happen if you just fancied popping along just to see the opening band ?

Me: “I only want to see the opening band, can I pay half price?”

Doorman: “No mate”

Me: “But I’m only gonna see, like, half the show”

Doorman: “Still have to pay full price mate”

Me: “But if I bought half a cake or half a pint I surely wouldn’t have to pay for a full one would I?”

Doorman: “Probably not pal, unless of course said cake came as a whole sealed unit, as does this gig… thems the rules. In addition, we have no way of knowing if you’d vacate the venue after the support band. Besides you have VERY shifty eyes, a Scouse accent and furthermore I don’t trust blokes who order half pints”

Me: Fair enough.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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