Posted by Dan June 3rd, 2009 at 10:43am In General
An Horse is one of my more recent musical discoveries, but they’ve managed to completely overwhelm my iPod over the past week or so.
The band is actually a duo — singer/guitarist Kate Cooper and drummer/backup singer Damon Cox — who play friendly pop anthems with personal, slightly damaged lyrics.
One of the greatest parts about An Horse is Cooper’s heavily accented warble of a voice. It honestly took me a little while to get used to, but I generally love it when you can clearly discern a singer’s accent (see Frightened Rabbit). As the songwriter and frontwoman of the band, she presents a sunny but wounded persona. It’s not often that you feel like you want to protect someone when listening to their album, but Cooper achieves it.
This is the band’s single, called Camp Out, from their first album, Rearrange Beds. They’re touring soon with the power pop band Telekinesis.