We’re looking at a quality instrumental track from the New Zealanders, Spook The Horses, today. Fresh off a local tour supporting Neurosis, and prepping for another in Europe early next year, these post rockers are premiering a new song from their upcoming album, People Use To Live Here – out November 10th via Pelagic Records. While the other seven songs remain a mystery for now, you can hear the lead single, “Lurch”, today!
The new track shambles in with an ominous approach and an eerie tone, taking its time to build a heavy atmosphere. The disparate feelings pull at the listener as the guitars lilt slowly through the songs main melody. An ever-present hesitation from the instruments helps build anticipation, setting an uneasiness to the music, and petering out in much the same way it came in. “Lurch” feels dense with atmosphere and wanting, a song that vies for your attention.
In discussing their new album, multi-instrumentalist and band member Callum Gay explained the process of self isolation for the sake of pushing and defining their sound. ‘We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones. Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we’d never done before. There’s much less between us and the listener this time around.’