If you were asked to name a UK hotspot for rock music, would you pick Bury St Edmunds? Well, you should. It’s where Horse Party hail from, and – without the ‘Washing Machine’ club night in this market town – Ellie Langley, Seymour Quigley, and Shannon Hope may never have stumbled across each other.
Horse Party’s music carries itself with the assertiveness and power of their equestrian namesake. Since 2012, the trio have been creating rock music that hosts irresistible, heavy guitar-riffs, and earnest vocals. Their debut album Cover Your Eyes was released to critical acclaim in 2014 on Integrity Records, and received airplay from the likes of XFM, Amazing Radio, and 6music. Their single ‘What I’d Do’ was also released as a free download in June earlier this year.
Alongside their recordings, Horse Party have racked up an impressive collection of live performances. They’ve played several of their own shows, as well as support slots for the likes of Slaves, Levellers, Basement Jaxx, The Nightingales, Shonen Knife, Ghostpoet, Dingus Khan and We Are The Physics.
Their new EP Paydirt will be released on September 4 through R*E*P*E*A*T Records, and the band’s own label Pure Deadly imprint. The three tracks are a sparkling example of Horse Party’s riveting talent and, whilst each is well-formed, ‘Animal’ is the song you’ll be thrashing about to on repeat. Make sure you grab your copy of the limited edition 7″ – available to buy here.
Also, the band’s twitter bio is a winner: ‘It’s my Horse Party and I’ll cry if I want to.’
Catch Horse Party live:
22 August – Cambridge Junction
27 August – Old Blue Last, London
28 August – Homegrown Music Festival, Bury St Edmonds
Photo Credit: Kate Wood