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Even voorstellen – Wunderhorse – Midas

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Even voorstellen – Wunderhorse – Midas

Wunderhorse are pleased to share new single ‘Midas’ via Communion; the band’s first new music since the release of their 2022 debut album, Cub.

Clocking in at two minutes long, ‘Midas’ doesn’t so much announce the return of the band, but kicks open the door and shouts it in the faces of those present.Jacob Slater’s turn of phrase and range of delivery is sharper than ever, withan echo of Bob Dylan running throughout the verse’s vivid imagery.

"The song was written in a bathtub in Paris, and forgotten about until it resurfaced in Minnesota. Midas is the guy who makes you feel like a pencil stub, all used up and nothing to show for it, but it’s alwaysjust business as far as he’s concerned”
- Jacob Slater on ‘Midas’
‘Midas’ marks the band’s first new music since debut album Cub, which has taken on a life of its own in the 18 months since release, with sprawling, psychedelic numbers and sharp grunge refrains alike igniting Wunderhorse’s ever-growing audience. Cub’s campaign and the months following have seen the four piece graduate from playing in basements and pubs to filling Glastonbury’s Woodsies tent and selling out Kentish Town’s O2 Forum months in advance.

Across the mammoth tour leading up to and following Cub’s release, Slater and his bandmates – guitarist Harry Fowler, drummer Jamie Staples and bassist Peter Woodin – also gradually and naturally became a fully-formed band, leaving the solo era of Wunderhorse behind.

As their crowds have grown exponentially in both scale and ardency, and Cub’s tracks have reached the status of cultural reference points within the younger contingents of their fanbase, it seems harder than ever to recall a time when frontman Jacob Slater believed that his career was over before his twenties had begun.

Having burned himself out as the teenage frontman of the much-hyped but ultimately ill-fated punk outfit Dead Pretties, Jacob retired to Cornwall to repair the damage that he had caused to himself and realign his focus on the important things in life.

It was whilst working as a surf instructor on the UK’s south western perimeter that Jacob rekindled his love of songwriting: this time spinning introspective, considered compositions which transcended his young years and went on to form the foundations of Wunderhorse.  

Wunderhorse - Midas (Official Video) (youtube.com)

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  • Datum: 2024-04-08
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