Track Of The Day – DARK HORSES – ‘Live on Hunger’



Can you ever really trust a Dark Horse?  Well you can if they’re a collective of shadowy, fearless leather clad art rockers fronted by enigmatic singer songwriter Lisa Elle.  Dark Horses are without question the coolest band to emerge from Brighton and they roar back into view with ‘ Live on Hunger’ the first single to emerge from their forthcoming album ‘Hail Lucid State.’  It’s a magnificent return and an impassioned call to arms to dark horses everywhere.

Throbbing bass lines and a mesmerising psychedelic motorik chug underpin a tune that conjures a miasma of shadowy doomed grandeur.  The band steadily open up the throttle as the song shifts, changes gear and explodes into life, led as ever by Lisa Elle’s strident yet seductive vocals.  It’s 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.

 ‘Hail Lucid State’ will surely be the album that gains them wider recognition as they continue to cast their dark shadows across the UK and beyond.  This is all we hoped for and more from a band whose creativity is burning brighter than ever. They ARE the band you’ve been waiting for. Embrace the darkness.


‘Live on Hunger’ is released on April 9th on Last Gang Records and Dark Horses will play the following UK and European Dates:

24th Mar – LEICESTER – Cookie Jar

25th Mar – SHEFFIELD – Greystones

26th Mar – NOTTINGHAM – Red Rooms

27th Mar – BRISTOL – Exchange

29th Mar – BRIGHTON – Sticky Mike’s

31st Mar – LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

02nd Apr – PARIS – Fleche D’or

04th Apr – ANTWERP – Bazaar Festival

05th Apr – AMSTERDAM – Paradiso

07th Apr – HAMBURG – Prinzenbar

09th Apr – STOCKHOLM – Bebaser Medis

11th Apr – COPENHAGEN – Beta

12th Apr – AALBORG – Studenterhuset

14th Apr – KOLN – Blue Shell

15th Apr – MUNICH – Kranhalle

16th Apr – VIENNA – Arena 3 Raumbar

19th Apr – BERLIN – Privateclub

21st Apr – ZURICH – Ed Dorado


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.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. Excellent tune. These guys are on fire when recorded and even better live. Album 2 is gonna be a stunner.

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