Track Of the Day – Dark Horses – ‘Saturn Returns’



After the hugely impressive ‘Live On Hunger’ ‘Saturn Returns’ is the second track to emerge from Dark Horses forthcoming album ‘Hail Lucid State.‘  We won’t wax too lyrical here as we intend to review the whole album but suffice to say if you love this track as much as we do, you’re gonna fucking love their second long player.

‘Saturn Returns’ starts with a driving motorik beat which gives way to a cascading Manzarek style keyboard riff before singer Lisa Elle in fine Barbarella meets Nico by way of Siouxsie mode takes the reins to thrust the song onwards.

It’s a dark glittering aural headrush in which Dark Horses meld their influences to produce a spaced-out ever evolving psych cyberpunk sound that is uniquely their own.  The lightning is still within them and it’s sparking brighter than ever.


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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