Whyte Horses Experience

11 May 2017 / 20:00
Enigmatic psych group Whyte Horses are joined by a host of special guests for a kaleidoscopic journey through the world of their debut album, Pop or Not.

Join them on the trip – it’s a collective experience, after all. With friends and family augmenting their ranks – including La Roux, The Go! Team, Mélanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague), Badly Drawn Boy, Josefin Öhrn,Stealing Sheep and St Bartholomews Choir – Whyte Horses combine film and music to create a mind-expanding collage akin to The Velvet Underground’s multi-sensory experiments in Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Initially envisioned as an ‘imaginary band’, Whyte Horses was started by Dom Thomas – founder of record label Finders Keepers – to make the record that was missing from his collection. Pop or Not is that record, an album that is testament to the band’s eclectic taste and encyclopaedic musical knowledge. Recorded on a self-imposed retreat to Italy and released through CRC Music in 2016, Pop or Not filters sugary 60s girl group Pop through the fuzz of Tropicalia and the zany modernist composition to create a sprawling psychedelic soundworld. Only performed once before, this concert is a chance to see their grand vision for the album take shape onstage – an opportunity to see a band that are as difficult to pigeon-hole as they are to catch playing live.

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