From my grey horse
With their layered four-part harmonies, swirling guitars and sweeping melodies, my grey horse are not easily slotted into conventional music categories. Many have casually drawn comparisons to The Shins, Grandaddy, and Pavement, yet all agree that they’re hard to place. Hailing from Stratford-Upon-Avon, they are a band of brothers or, more accurately, a band with brothers – three to be exact. Peter, John, and Oobah Butler are joined by friends Tom Mott and Joe Nicklin to complete the band’s line-up.
With the release of their much anticipated sophomore, ‘Stop Before The Dry River EP’, it really showed the difference just a year can make. Success varied from the reckless abandon of leading single ‘Need Wood’ being chosen as ‘Record of the Week’ by Shaun Keaveny on BBC Radio 6Music to Artrocker Magazine hailing the whole piece being as “a goldmine of depth from an exciting band ready to hit their stride” in a 5/5 star review. Artistic depth is an imperative element to My Grey Horse that helps make them unique. The fact that the band contains an illustrator, an animator, a writer, and a film-maker helps broaden their creative horizons and, ultimately, produce interesting material. Look no further than the beautifully coloured concepts of their videos as a testament to their quality. ‘Need Wood’, a video composed wholly by the band and premiered on The 405, embraces the spirit of my grey horse. Pete directed, edited and created the concept to the piece, with Oobah starring, and John’s special effects offering the most memorable moments of this 3-minute triumph. In spring 2013, My Grey Horse swapped their homes for a log-cabin in the wilderness of the Forest of Dean, and began writing new material. After the long beautiful summer they emerged with their debut record, ‘I Still Don’t Understand’. The record is set for release on July 28th 2014 through CRC Music Group. It is, according to the band, “In the most direct way possible, about ‘do you ever really learn anything?’, ‘do you ever change as a person’.”