ALBUM REVIEW: Holy Motors – Horse | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Wharf Cat Records

Released: 16.10.20







Sounding like a record written by the unhappiest cowboys you’re likely to meet, Estonia’s Holy Motors are clearly one for dark, twangy Americana filled with wistful longing and a belief that loneliness is often the best solution to the relationship conundrum.

The layered guitar textures of Horse, complete with their dreamy, dialled-in vocals sound like the moment of resignation and the perfect soundtrack to a future bar scene in Lynch’s next episode of Twin Peaks.

Minimal in places, full of twang in others, Horse is a complete album in textures and imagery – standout Midnight Cowboy (“a little late to the party, everyone’s got somebody”) sounding like the happiest/unhappiest come on you’ve ever heard. Clearly even cowboys sometimes get the blues.


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