SPIN names An Horse one of 10 Must-Hear Breakout Acts at Bamboozle Festival…

Apr 22 2011

Read about it HERE >

An Horse play The Bamboozle on April 30. Stay tuned for playing times.



Dressed Sharply added to triple j

Apr 20 2011

Dressed Sharply has been added to full rotation on triple j radio in Australia. Request to hear it on the Super Request program HERE >

 



WALLS now streaming

Apr 19 2011

Hear the new An Horse album WALLS in it’s entirety over at Artist Direct HERE >

WALLS is out next Tuesday, April 26 in North America and itnues worldwide; and April 29 in Australia, Germany, Austria & Switzerland.



An Horse on Osheaga Festival

Apr 19 2011

An Horse play Osheaga 2011 in Montreal on July 31. Other acts include Death Cab for Cutie, City and Colour, The Flaming Lips and more. All info HERE >



Thank you, and stewardess, would you please tell my wife, that these flights are completely safe? I hope she hears it from you.

Apr 15 2011

Sometimes when I catch long flights I am convinced I can see everyone’s germs flowing in and out of their mouths in giant streams of bad smelling breath. It’s not like I visualise it, I can actually see it. I can see a man in business class breathing out breath infused with cheese and sausage from the bowels of the plane aka my seat. I see it come out of his mouth, join with 100 other peoples delicious stomach acid infused breath and come hurtling down to my nose. It’s a terrible scene, all that recycled air. Someone once told me that when ground staff greet a long distance plane on the tarmac they often where surgical masks when they open the plane door because the stench is so bad. I would believe them. I also wish I had the guts to wear a surgical mask the whole time I was on a plane, including meal time because let’s face it I would be better off not inhaling plane food too. I worry that everyone would think I was crazy or a doctor. You don’t want to be mistaken for a doctor on a plane.

So yes Damon and I just flew back from Germany and tradition holds strong because I obviously breathed in a blend of the 150+ people’s germs on the plane and I now have some fantastic cold. It’s terrible! I basically get home from the airport, have a bath, get ready for bed and in the time between my bath and bed I can feel the 150+ people’s germ cocktail take root in my lungs. I am quite sure I can see the people I come home to, my nearest and dearest, thinking “oh shit, Kate is sniffing, she is going to make me sick again. I think it would be best if perhaps she stayed on tour”. Well I can’t stay on tour but I know I can bring you home an exquisite, foreign blend of other peoples germs. This blend that I have at the moment is probably half German and half Canadian. Very exotic.

I have to say that I always get sickest after I have caught a plane from or to Australia. We are a viral bunch of germ producers. Damon and I are so excited to be heading home to play shows in June! Germs be damned. Our Home Run Tour kicks off on June 2nd. Tickets for these shows are selling like hotcakes (pikelets) so get in now before our Mums buy them all! We also found out this week that our new single Dressed Sharply has been added to full rotation on JJJ. Hopefully you will hear a lot more of it and if a lot more isn’t enough, then you can request it HERE >

WALLS will be released in Australia on Shock Records on April 29.

Australia Home Run Tour dates:

June 2 – Brisbane – The Zoo
June 3 – Sydney – Annandale Hotel
June 4 – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club

Brisbane/Sydney tickets HERE >
Melbourne tickets HERE >

Canada! Stay tuned for tour dates announced soon!

Our recently completed German tour was a blast as always. Thank you from the bottom of my infected, heaving lungs for coming out and seeing us. Thanks for letting us visit you beautiful country and for feeding us the best food and beer in the world. Thank you to Periscope from Cologne who supported us on these shows. They are such a great band and a great bunch of people.

April 26 is fast approaching which means WALLS will see the light of day in North America. You can still pre-order the record until release date. There are some great bundles on offer, check these links below…

PRE-ORDER HERE >
GERMANY, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND PRE-ORDER HERE >
AUSTRALIA PRE-ORDER HERE >

You can also pre-order WALLS on US itunes and you get a bonus unreleased track! It’s a song called ‘New Ways’. So much music! Go HERE > for that.

Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland you will also get exclusive tracks from itunes, stay tuned!

Don’t forget we will be in NYC to launch our record on April 26…actually technically we will be in Brooklyn at the Knitting Factory. It’s going to be a really awesome night that is going to be broadcast live online HERE > and no doubt there will be some surprises in store! This show marks the beginning of a long run of dates that takes us everywhere (including several planes which means lots more colds!). Please check below to see if and when we are coming to your part of the world. Tickets on sale now. Get to it!

If you live near Rochester, NY you have one last chance to see us play some new songs before WALLS is officially released. We are lucky enough to be part of Record Store Day and the lovely folks at Record Archive (33 1/3 Rockwood St. Rochester, NY) have asked us to come in and play some songs. There could well be more surprises but I can’t give too much away. You just have to show up!!!! Record stores are one of my favourite places on earth. Damon and I worked together in one for years before we started An Horse. Sometimes on tour when we wander into a store we catch ourselves tidying up the vinyl or rearranging the flyers. Come to think of it, maybe Record Archive figured that out and we are expected to clean and play. No matter, it will be fun! We’re on at 5pm, Saturday 16th April.

See you all soon! New songs! New merch! New fun!
Sail safe (and wear a surgical mask).
KC/DC

AN HORSE TOUR DATES

APRIL
16 – Rochester, NY –  Record Store Day free acoustic show @ Record Archive
26 – Brooklyn, NY – WALLS Album Launch Show @ The Knitting Factory ^
27 – West Chester, PA – The Note #
28 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel #
29 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place #
30 – Bamboozle Festival @ New Meadowlands Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ

MAY
2 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club *
3 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant  *
4 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
6 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
7 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall *
8 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
10 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
13 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel *
14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts *
16 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club Theatre *
17 – Toledo, OH – Mickey Finn’s
18 – Newport, KY – Historic Southgate House
20 – Fayetteville, AR – Rogue
21 – Norman, OK – Opolis
22 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Jr
26 – Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn
27 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
28 – Upland, CA – The Wire

JUNE
2 – Brisbane, Qld – The Zoo $
3 – Sydney, NSW – Annandale Hotel $
4 – Melbourne, Vic – Northcote Social Club $
9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
10 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
11 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
16 – Düsseldorf – Zakk %
17 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen
18 – Bonn – BLA
19 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel
23 – Sled Island Festival – Calgary, AB

# w/ Alkaline Trio & Biffy Clyro
* w/ Manchester Orchestra
% w/ Young Rebel Set
$ w/ special guests The Gold Coats
^ w/ special guests Nik Freitas & Secret Music

All other shows except festivals An Horse headline w/ local supports. All shows on sale now. More detail HERE >