An Horse with special guests Pezzettino. The talented An Horse opened for last year's sold out Tegan & Sara show at the Barrymore.
An Horse is a two-person indie pop band from Australia, comprising Kate Cooper of Iron On and Damon Cox of Intercooler and Mary Trembles. In 2008 they toured the United States as an opening act for Tegan and Sara, prior to the release of their first album. In August of 2008, they opened for Death Cab for Cutie for their Australian tour.
To date An Horse has completed an EP, Not Really Scared, and a full album, Rearrange Beds. Rearrange Beds was available on iTunes as of December 8, 2008, and is due to be released in stores on March 17, 2009.
An Horse originally began as a solo project by Kate Cooper, who is the principle songwriter. Tegan and Sara met Cooper while touring Australia, after playing in a record store, Skinny's music, where she worked. Sara invited An Horse along for their US tour. The tour was An Horse's first time playing in the United States. The band has quickly gained popularity, in part due to this tour, leading reviewers to note that they "came out of nowhere".
An Horse has generally received favorable reviews for their first EP, Not Really Scared.
Their song "Postcards" was used in a TV ad for the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class in 2008.
Bio from An Horse...
It is not because Kate is the size of jockey or because Damon was once kicked by a goat that An Horse bears its name. There's no sense in that. A friend once gave Kate a sweater with An Horse written on it because he thought it was grammatically correct. It wasn't and that was quite a long time ago but Kate still wears the sweater. She hasn't grown in years. Damon still remembers the goat like it was yesterday.
Kate didn't know Damon had been kicked by a goat when she asked him to join her on stage in July 2007. And she thought she knew Damon well. Damon played drums and worked in one of the few remaining Australian independent record stores with Kate. The downtown Brisbane store had no windows, it was dusty as hell and they didn't really do much work. In fact, the store closed down a few months after they started playing shows together. Coincidence? Probably not. The pair of sleuths worked out that they could set up a P.A. in the store and practice free for hours. Soon customers found the store's opening hours getting shorter and shorter and Kate and Damon's music was getting better and better.
The pair soon decided to lead An Horse out from the dank basement store. Like revolutionaries they took to the streets but without the cause or the fight or the gnarly banners, they did have songs though. And hand claps.
They were surprised when after one show they were offered a whole lot more including an opening slot on Tegan and Sara's 2008 Out Of Hibernation Spring US tour. Shortly after they were invited to open for Death Cab For Cutie on their Australian tour. But they
weren't as surprised as the owner of the record store when he found his two loyal managers playing to a packed out room when they were supposed to be selling CDs, his not theirs.
Kate Cooper and Damon Cox share common interests. And when someone forgets their toothpaste on tour they'll share that too. There isn't a whole lot more to it...I guess.
(local Milwaukee WI band)
Pezzettino is the project of singer-songwriter, Margaret Stutt. She has been touring non-stop since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Because I Have No Control in September 2008.
The second, professionally recorded full length "Lion" will be released in April under her start-up label, "Night Owl Records." It features band support on drums, electric and string bass, electric guitar, and trombone.
Margaret was trained in classical piano at the local convent, and is self-taught on her fathers accordion. Her influences include Yann Tiersen, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Tchaikovsky, Bach, The Avett Brothers, Bjork, The Cranberries, Erykah Badu, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Folds, Sheryl Crow, and Billie Holiday.
High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
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