Sugar Horse release new video for ‘Disco Loadout’ single featuring members of Heriot, Mclusky and more
Waterloo Teeth collaborative EP released 28th October via Small Pond
‘A sucker punch of sludge-punk’ – Knotfest.com
‘Riff merchants expertly balance filth and ambience’ – Metal Hammer
The ever-mercurial, boundary-pushing UK rock quartet Sugar Horse have released their new video for ‘Disco Loadout’, the first single from their thrilling new collaborative EP Waterloo Teeth.
Featuring members of Heriot and Mclusky/St Pierre Snake Invasion, you can now watch ‘Disco Loadout’ here: https://youtu.be/Q1PfkWMbf40
WaterlooTeeth will be released 28th October via SmallPond, and features members of Heriot, Conjurer, IDLES, BiffyClyro, and many more. In celebration of the news, SugarHorse have released the first single from the EP, the aptly-titled ‘Disco Loadout’.
Pre-order Waterloo Teeth here: http://listen.smallpondrec.com/disco-loadout
Of ‘Disco Loadout’, the band comment: “This song is more of a comedic idea, than it is actual music. This song is all about rhythm, so the guitar and bass parts are either playing all open strings at once, or muting every string at once. On top of that all strings were tuned to entirely random notes, so it’s just complete dissonance. The title comes from playing a show just before a club-night is about to begin and how quickly you have to remove all your gear from the stage.”
Heriot‘s Debbie Gough comments: “Sugar Horse are a band I’ve always enjoyed going to watch after having first played with them in 2017! I’m very honoured to be on their track ‘Disco Loadout’ from this EP and it’s fantastic to see lots of other friends on the track list too!”
Mclusky/St Pierre Snake Invasion‘s Damien Sayell comments: “Sugar Horse are heavy metal for people who don’t watch wrestling.”
1. Disco Loadout (ft. Debbie Gough, Heriot, vocals; DamienSayell, Mclusky, vocals; MattLoveridge, MXLX, cello)
2. Waterloo Teeth (ft. DaveLarkin, Black Peaks, bass; Will Gardner, Black Peaks, saxophone; Paul Tierney, LonelyTourist, vocals)
3. Gutted (ft. Kate Davies, PupilSlicer, vocals; Dan Nightingale, Conjurer, vocals/guitar; Brady Deeprose, Conjurer, vocals/guitar; Conor Marshall, Conjurer, vocals/guitar; NualaHonan, vocals)
4. Super Army Soldiers (ft. AdamDevonshire, IDLES, bass; Mike Vennart, Oceansize/Biffy Clyro/Vennart, guitar; ConnieMatthews, Wych Elm, vocals)
Waterloo Teeth is true demonstration of Sugar Horse‘s refusal to conform or sit still. A community-building, genre-hopping release, the EP sees SugarHorse letting the good times roll. Recorded during the Christmas break at SmallPond studios, sleeping among the amps, the four-track record is the Bristol group’s excuse to work with some of the coolest musicians on the planet.
SugarHorse‘s most out-there music yet, WaterlooTeeth turns ideas on their head. Opening track and first single ‘Disco Loadout’ is anti-Sugar Horse – a band previously known for long, melodic songs, this song instead is as short and atonal as possible. In contrast track three, ‘Gutted’ is the everything everywhere at once song, from Shellac-style noise, to Sleep-esque doom, to Cocteau Twins melody and back.
It is apt that Waterloo Teeth is a celebration of the limitations of art. Humans are compelled to create, creation drowns out the madness arounds us as keeps us alive. Where there is release, there is constraint; where there is constraint, there is creativity. It is this circle of life that Sugar Horse thrive in – Waterloo Teeth is a beguiling and irresistible invitation to join the circle.
It’s not for nothing that Sugar Horse have become known as a nonconformist band. Their previous EPs Druj and Drugs were acclaimed amalgams of doom, hardcore, stoner and punk, continued by acclaimed debut LP The Live Long After. A band who were due to tour with Black Peaks before the inevitable Covid disruption, and who have toured with Vennart and played ArcTanGent, Sugar Horse have received praise from Upset Magazine, Metal Hammer, Revolver and Kerrang!, among others.
Forming in 2015 as a trio in a flat in Bristol, Sugar Horse fully came into being in 2019 with the addition of Jake Healy on baritone guitar and keyboards. Seeking to break away from emerging trends in their scene, the band’s emphasis on simplicity and down-tempo heft belies an impressive sense of self-awareness and maturity. In their own words: “I think the best art is formed when it’s creators enforce rigid rules on themselves. Mondrian had geometry, Mark E Smith had his hatred for cigarette taxation and we have a complete disregard for urgency.”
Stream the new album, The Live Long After, here: https://sugarhorse.bandcamp.com/album/the-live-long-after
Watch Sugar Horse live:
17th August 2022 – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
30th October 2022 – w/ Conjurer, Brighton
31st October 2022 – w/ Conjurer, Bristol
1st November 2022 – w/ Conjurer, Manchester
2nd November 2022 – w/ Conjurer, Glasgow
3rd November 2022 – w/ Conjurer, Leeds
4th November 2022 – w/ Conjurer, London
11th November 2022 – w/ Godflesh, Dublin
12th November 2022 – w/ Godflesh, Belfast
Sugar Horse are:
Ashley Tubb (Vocals/Guitar)
Jake Healy (Baritone Guitar, Keyboards)
Chris Howarth (Bass)
Martin Savage (Drums)