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Spook the Horses Release New Single and Announce NZ Tour

17 July 2020 - 0 Comments

Wellington metal stalwarts Spook the Horses have announced four shows across New Zealand in support of their forthcoming album Empty Body.

In addition, today they release their second single Cell Death with a live video that gives a taste of their distinct live show.

Directed by Nik Brinkman, the new video shows the band playing in front of hypnotic visuals created by artist and band member Max Telfer.

The band will play Meow in Wellington on September 4, Club Tavern in Christchurch on October 23, Dunedin at Dive Bar on October 24 and Whammy Bar in Auckland on November 7.

Tickets are on sale now for the tour, where the band will be supported by Soda Boyz and Secrets of the Sun in Wellington, Blindfolded & Led to the Woods and Troika in Christchurch, Troika and Death and the Maiden in Dunedin and Bridge Burner in Auckland.

Empty Body is the band's fourth and latest release, and second on European label Pelagic Records. After the calm and sublime People Use To Live Here in 2017, the new album is a turbulent renewal of the lacerating heaviness present in their earliest work.

Refined, precise, awash with texture and laden with crushing riffs, Empty Body is an intensification of Spook the Horses' distinct voices into a roaring chorus.

“Since we started work on People Use to Live Here (PUtLH) years ago we knew the album would need a follow-up that was radically different- almost spitefully different- if only to utterly refuse any trite suggestion that we might be “maturing” or mellowing out with time, lead singer Callum Gay explains.

“We’d written the song Self Destroyer (the first single from Empty Body) somehow concurrently with the early PUtLH demos and it had a sense of momentum to it that immediately engaged us. Once that energy was there it was an obvious choice for the next record, compressing our intuitive emotive peaks into raw forward motion. We all wrote collectively with the new focus in mind.“

Listen to the first two singles from Empty Body and pre-order the album (out 28th August) here.

Watch the video for Cell Death here.

Get tickets for the shows at the below links.

Wellington 4th September @ Meow w/ Soda Boyz, Secrets of the Sun.
Tickets available from 

Christchurch 23rd October @ Club Tavern w/ Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, Troika.
Tickets available from 
Under the Radar

Dunedin 24th October @ Dive Bar w/ Troika (more TBA).
Tickets available from 
Under the Radar

Auckland 7th November @ Whammy Bar w/ Bridge Burner (more TBA).
Tickets available from
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