Imagine: if band members can rotate between instrument positions within the band, because every band member can play every instrument, then this must imply a seldom degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding… something that most bands could only dream of. Spook the Horses, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band. Maybe this multiinstrumentalism and virtuosity also explains the vast musical territory that is explored between the band’s 3 albums: while 2011’s debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015’s Rainmaker was a much heavier affair, that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra.
Their new album, People Used To Live Here, is quite a stark contrast to the before mentioned releases, and sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.
People Used To Live Here will be released on November 10th through Pelagic Records and is available for pre-order here.
Check out the band’s new video for ‘Crude Shrines’ here: