Band on the Wall presents
CANCELLED Whyte Horses
Thu 5 May 2022
We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
Whyte Horses are a glorious mystery. The band – if, indeed, they are a band – released their debut album Pop Or Not in 2016, achieving rapturous critical acclaim, including praise from Noel Gallagher, the Album of the Year award from Piccadilly Records and endless support from BBC 6 Music.
Sophomore album Empty Words, released 9 March 2018 via CRC Records, is a record of innovative eclecticism, which takes you on a sonic journey through soul, 60s pop and Nouvelle Vague-esque ballads through to fuzzed-up psychedelic rock. The sound is timeless, sounding simultaneously like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard.
Their latest single, a psychedelic infused rendition of seminal 1970s track Ça Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand), was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, and is hinting at more to come from the band in the very near future.
Live, Whyte Horses craft a fusion of music and visuals that recalls everything from Andy Warhol to Brazil’s tropicalia movement. Matching a sweet sense of innocence to lingering darkness, Whyte Horses are a uniquely intriguing experience, capable of cutting through the fog of the everyday. Prepare to become obsessed.
“Engaging Eccentric Extravaganza” –The Guardian 5/5 (Whyte Horses Experience live review)
“The Mancunian’s melodicists’ second album draws on classic 60s pop gentle psychedelia and guest vocals from La Roux, just really lovely.” – The Guardian 4/5
“Whyte Horses are about the best thing to happen to British guitar pop in years.” - Pop Junkies
“’Empty Words’ is a majestic record, and a future psychedelic pop classic.” – Louder Than War 10/10
"The kind of raw materials that could induce a third summer of love” - Q Magazine
“The effort and craft that went into making the record, and the emotions they tapped into along the way, make ‘Empty Words’ an impressive improvement on the brilliant ‘Pop Or Not’.” – All Music
“Manchester psychedelic pop collective Whyte Horses delivers an album that feels like it's fallen out of time while also providing an adventurous listening experience.” – NBHAP
“A modern psych-pop marvel” – Sputnik 4.5/5
This is a standing show.
Presented by Music-Net. Music-Net is a partnership between producer and promoter Root Music and Inner City Music, owners and operators of historic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall, funded by Arts Council England.