One to observe: Horsehair

As with so many nice bands, Chicago three-piece Horsehair had been born out of an intense teenage friendship: “We had been sending one another outdated movies, studying Kim Gordon’s guide religiously and turning into obsessive about all this music, ” guitarist and singer Penelope Lowenstein informed the Chicago Reader. The logical subsequent step for her, guitarist and singer Nora Cheng and drummer Gigi Reece, all of whom had been nonetheless at highschool (Lowenstein remains to be in school, however will be part of the opposite two in school in New York within the autumn), was toHorsehairsehair in spring 2019.

Musically, their touchstones are primarily situated within the late 80s and early 90s, Sonic Youth music buildings heard by a shoegaze filter, with a lyrical opacity out of step with right this moment’s extra confessional model. Initially growing their concepts in isolation, they quickly fell in with a bunch of like-minded teenage indie bands of their house metropolis, with the Hallogallo fanzine as its foca Theyint.

They rapidly transcended their native scene: Matador signed them final yr, and in March they performed SXSW, the place they attracted a unique crowd to the one they had been used to. “It was weird as a result of it was a bunch of people that appeared like my dad’s age or older, ” Lowenstein informed NME. “If older folks really feel our music is for them that’s nice, however we don’t need them to really feel too snug.” Really, a band for Horsehairamily, then.

Horsehair’s debut LP, Versions of Modern Performance, is out now on Matador. They play UK dates later this month

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