Torso Horse, for those people who don't know, are a Goth-Metal band
They have been plying their trade for about five years now, and in the past
couple of years in particular they have become very well known indeed: both in
and around Yorkshire, and around the rest of the country at large due to
getting signed and releasing a truly astounding debut album called The Freak Show.
Their music videos can now be regularly seen on various Sky music channels,
while many of their tunes can be often heard on BBC radio too.
Over the years Torso Horse have won many awards and much praise
for their live shows which are genuine spectacles, and there can't be many
more bands around right now that work as hard as these guys do.
They deserve every success with their music, and are currently hitting headlines
again on the back of the release of their fantastic second album - The Invisible Enemy.So why don't you join them for the ride?...
Hi guys, how are things?
Hi Steve, things are very good with us thank you.
Have you been pleased with the positive response to your recently released second album,
The Invisible Enemy?
The response has been excellent and we have had news from the record company that it is
selling at over three times the pace of the first album.
The label have also secured distribution world wide with various companies.
Did your approach to recording your new album differ in many ways from the way you
approached your astounding debut LP, The Freak Show?
In ways it did we took time to make sure all our parts were very well rehearsed
and approached it very seriously. At the same time we had a lot of fun recording
the album and it was a pretty rock and roll experience.
We did spend more time on the Invisible Enemy as well so it was nice to not
feel too rushed but with just enough pressure to mean that we didn't have
time to f*** around.
Bearing in mind that you have a huge catalogue of original songs , did you
find it hard to select the tracks for Invisible Enemy?
Apart from a few new tracks on there the others such as, Dragging Me Down, The Angel
you'll Never be and This is War, have always been favourites of both the band and the fans.
How has the accompanying tour been received?
We are having a great time , the year ended with another r appearance at
Whitby Goth Weekend and also a very busy performance at Middlesborough Town Hall.
The first date of 2005 at Cleethorpes Winter Gardens boasted our biggest audience
to date in that particular venue.
The following night we played an all ages gig in Chorley which was also very
well received and following that we played a gig in Hull which received a 9/10 review.
We couldn't have wished for a better start to the year and lets hope it continues like this.
Where are your favourite venues and why?
My favourite venue and I think I speak for the rest of the band and a lot of the
fans when saying this, is The Winter Gardens at Cleethorpes.
The crowd always go wild for us and make us feel really welcome.
A lot of people travel to this one because it has a reputation for being a great gig.
Now that you have toured the album, does that mean you will be going back into the
studio soon to record some more of your tunes for release?
We are still touring the current album. There will be a new single from
The Invisible Enemy out some time soon.
We are writing some great new material which is being very well received.
Hope fully we will start recording a new album later in the year.
Have you been surprised by how fast you, as a band, have come to prominence over
the past few years?
It seems like it 's taken a lifetime to us. Like a journey where you never arrive.
It has been very hard mentally and physically but hard work does pay off.
That said, we are having a lot of fun and are very proud of what we have
achieved both as a band and our amazing team.
Do you still get excited when you see your music videos on Sky tv or hear your
music on the radio?
Hell yeah. I still have to watch the entire video when I see it on the t.v.
It's a great feeling to see us alongside the people who provided us with the
inspiration aand the dreams that have brought us where we are now.
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