Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.36: Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love (Transgressive)

Another example of a band that showed early promise and have gone on to become bigger and better, Pulled Apart By Horses were supposed to be a small noisy Jesus Lizardesque band, not a band that match Nirvana at their fevered Territorial Pissings peak, but they’re from Leeds so of course they managed it. Tough Love is not only a step up for them, it’s a step up for rock music in general, it’s the sound of a band going full throttle, and it shows how working hard as a band and constant touring pays off. There are many things I love about this album, the songs like ‘Wolf Hand’, ‘Night Of The Living’ tear it up beyond belief and opener ‘V.E.N.O.M.’ sets the tone perfectly, and it does what a lot of albums these days don’t, it makes you want more when it’s finished, luckily Pulled Apart By Horses were prepared for this and there’s the Tough Love Sessions release with a whole shedload of bonus tracks. So for up and coming bands out there, take note, Pulled Apart By Horses are showing you how to do it.


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