Dark Horses – ‘Saturn Returns’


After the extremely impressive ‘Live On Hunger’ earlier this year, ‘Saturn Returns’ is the second track to emerge from Dark Horses‘ forthcoming second album Hail Lucid State.

It’s been almost two years since Dark Horses released their brooding, haunting and shadowy debut LP, Black Music. ‘Live On Hunger’ suggested the intervening time has done little to abate their predilection for shadowy darkness, but introduced a greater sense of urgency and anxiousness – something ‘Saturn Returns’ confirms. Once again they have turned to Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas) for his production wizardry and Fearless’ stamp clearly discernible from the opening drone as it spirals away. ‘Saturn Returns’ is an urgent, catchy, and irresistible blend of burning and anxious post-punk, with flourishes of psychedelia and shades of Krautrock in its eternal groove. Driving guitars and percussion are embellished with layers of noise echoey psychedelic reverberations, floating transcendental synths and pulsating electronics. It could sit quite nicely alongside some of Fearless’ own work, or David Holmes’ masterpiece, The Holy Pictures. Irresistibly stunning stuff from Dark Horses.

You can check ‘Saturn Returns’ out for yourself below. Dark Horses’ second LP, Hail Lucid State, is due for for release on August 26th via Last Gang Records.

Death In Vegas’ BBC 6Music album preview mix

Richard Fearless recently made a 20 minute mix for BBC 6Music consisting exclusively of new material taken from Death In Vegas‘ forthcoming album Trans-Love Energies (September 23rd in Ireland / 26th UK ).

The mix sounds great which bodes well for the new LP. This has just made me even more eager to get my mitts of a copy of the album proper when it drops.

 Download: Richard Fearless Mix For BBC 6Music via Death In Vegas

Death In Vegas – Enforced Peace

Wow! I must admit I’d almost forgotten about Death In Vegas, it’s been a while.

‘Enforced Peace’ marks a very interesting return from the band who will release a new album called Trans-Love Energies in September. It is a far cry from the live-band sound they perfected on The Contino Sessions or Scorpio Rising, rather, it is sounding very similar to earlier material on Dead Elvis.

It is good to have ’em back. Give it a spin below or grab a download at their site.

Death In Vegas – Enforced Peace

Death In Vegas – Scorpio Rising via brOdy