Bella Union Records are pleased to introduce HORSE THIEF, a psychedelic folk rock band based in Oklahoma City, who’s debut EP “Grow Deep, Grow Wild” will be released 1st April.
“Our music is about more than just the songs we play”, says frontman Cameron Neal, “It’s about losing yourself in the sound and creating an experience that sticks with you long after the show is over,”
With Cameron on vocals and guitar, Alberto Roubert on drums, Cody Fowler on bass, Zach Zeller on keys, and Alex Coleman on guitar, an experience is what you get when seeing Horse Thief live. Some songs on the EP, such as “I Am The Bear,” hint at influences like The Smiths, while others like the Oklahoma anthem, “Warrior,” draw upon the band’s raw, epic psyche-rock tones.
Originally hailing from Denton, Texas, the band decided to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) which is how they came to share the same management team as label-mates The Flaming Lips. Before the start of school the band took a trip to Creede, Colorado to write new material before starting their new lives in Oklahoma. They discovered the name Horse Thief while looking at a map of local hiking trails and realized the name chimed with the freewheeling feelings their music conveys.
“Grow Deep, Grow Wild” will be released 1st April on Bella Union records.
Please vote for our friends End of the Road in the Best Small Festival category for the NME awards –
Deadline is Feb 20th! Go forth!
WILD NOTHING have just unveiled the video for “Only Heather” one of the many highlights from last years Bella Union debut Nocturne. Filmed in one take in LA, “Only Heather” finds director Ryan Reichenfeld taking his macabre vision to the streets.
Monday 18 March – LIVERPOOL – The Kazimier (£8)
Tuesday 19 March – MANCHESTER – Sound Control (£9)
Wednesday 20 March – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds (£8)
Thursday 21 March – LONDON – Scala (£11)
The Still Life, the third record by Alessi’s Ark is due for release on 15th April; and the band will perform a London show at the Purcell Rooms to celebrate…
Tuesday 23 April – LONDON – Purcell Rooms (£12) [tickets]
You can also watch the new video for ‘The Rain’ which utilises public archive footage celebrating the use of water in other cultures below: