ALBUM REVIEW: Horsegirl – Versions of Modern Performance | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 03.06.22







Post-punk is rather heavily saturated at the moment, and the first half of Horsegirl’s debut record only succeeds in adding to the mediocrity. However, there are moments where the band break out of their post-punk shackles and come to life, and those are what separate Versions Of Modern Performance from many other records that follow a similar blueprint.

The revival of the record begins with Option 8, which sees Horsegirl in a more direct and intense frame of mind. World Of Pots And Pans possesses a similar drive; the album really comes alive throughout these tracks and closes out on the brilliant Billy. When Horsegirl are good, they’re excellent, but those moments are unfortunately few and far between on this release.


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