Pulled Apart by Horses

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Pulled Apart by Horses
Pulled Apart By Horses Live.jpg
Pulled Apart by Horses live in 2008.
Background information
Origin Leeds, England
Genres Alternative rock, post-hardcore, stoner rock, experimental rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Transgressive, BSM Records, On the Bone Records, Dance to the Radio, Sony RED
Associated acts Concentration Champ, Mother Vulpine, It Takes Bridges, Monster Killed by Laser
Website http://pulledapartbyhorses.com/
Members Tom Hudson
James Brown
Lee Vincent
Robert Lee

Pulled Apart by Horses are an alternative rock band from Leeds, England. They formed in early 2008 after each member's previous bands became defunct. They released various singles on independent and D.I.Y record labels between 2008 to 2009 before eventually being signed by Transgressive Records who released their debut self-titled album Pulled Apart by Horses on 21 June 2010. After a one month break from touring in August 2011, the band went into Monnow Valley Studio in Wales to record with the well renowned Foo Fighters & Pixies record producer Gil Norton, and their second album Tough Love was released to critical acclaim on 20 January 2012. In September 2014 the band's 3rd album Blood became their first top 40, entering the charts at 38. [1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Pulled Apart By Horses formed after Lee Vincent (Concentration Champ) was contacted by James Brown over a music forum. He was looking to start a The Jesus Lizard style band in Leeds. They went onto rehearse as a three piece with Robert Lee being invited to play Bass at a practice studio on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Lead singer Tom Hudson's old band Mother Vulpine (in which he played bass) broke up and after the other three members completed a few rehearsals they then invited Tom Hudson to provide vocals and they then began writing as a 4-piece.[2] It is believed no material was recorded as the band performing as a 3-piece. After their formation in early 2008, the band regularly rehearsed above 'The Packhorse' pub in Leeds which was also where they performed their first secret show to a full house of attendees who had been invited by text message at the The Packhorse in Leeds on 12 February 2008.

Live[edit]

The band then began touring pubs and clubs in 2008 in the UK and then soon received notable attention from the press and media due to their live performances and soon began to gain a quickly growing fan base. They also began to be known for their very frantic live performances during which band members have been known to be injured. On 17 May 2008, when headlining Nastyfest IX in Leeds to a packed audience, a chaotic and injury stricken performance took place leading to guitarist James Brown being sent to hospital with a gash to the head. In 2009 the band went on to constantly tour for one year before the release of the debut album playing larger shows supporting Blood Red Shoes (UK & Europe), Future of the Left (UK & Europe), The Bronx (US), Rolo Tomassi (UK), Glassjaw (UK) and Anti Flag (Europe).

2010 saw the release of the first record and the band headlining two full UK & European tours and more supporting tours with the likes of Biffy Clyro (UK), Foals (UK) and then in 2010 supported Muse at Manchester County Cricket Ground.

When the second record Tough Love was released in 2011 the band then went out to play a headline tour in the UK & Europe to support the record from February to April which included a sold out show in London at the Electric Ballroom. Later in the year the band announced a full UK tour for November which was then announced as being pulled from the band's website due to 'unforeseen circumstances' [3] but it is believed the band is concentrating on the third record.

Releases[edit]

Meat Balloon - 2008 (Big Scary Monsters)

The band's debut single, 'Meat Balloon', was released via Big Scary Monsters Recording Company in October 2008. It debuted at No. 18 on the UK Indie Singles chart. The limited edition 7" single came with a free CD and comic, created by the band's singer, Tom Hudson.

I Punched A Lion In The Throat - 2009 (Too Pure Singles Club)

In January 2009 PABH released their single "I Punched A Lion In The Throat" on Too Pure/Beggars on 7" vinyl, with b-side "The Crapsons". The song was also made available as a free download on the band's official website.[4]

Tour Traxx EP - 2009 (Self-release)

Once the band became busy with frequent touring in the UK & Europe they self-released a 5 track CD which was only available at shows whilst they were securing a record deal.

Live at Leeds - 2010 (Transgressive)

On 21 March, Transgressive Records announced the release of a strictly limited 12" vinyl release titled 'Live At Leeds' to be released on Record Store Day 17 April in the UK. The record would appear to borrow the idea from The Who classic album with artwork and packaging being similar. The 'Live at Leeds' album is available to download from the band's official website.

Pulled Apart By Horses - 2010 (Transgressive)

Their eponymous debut album was released on 21 June 2010, and the band were personally invited by Muse to support them on their UK tour.[5] They also toured with post-hardcore band Biffy Clyro.

Tough Love - 2012 (Transgressive)

The band released Tough Love on 23 January 2012, the lead single V.E.N.O.M from the album [6] was released on 11 November 2011.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
Pulled Apart by Horses
Tough Love
  • Released: 23 January 2012
  • Label: Transgressive Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, digital download
67
Blood
  • Released: 1 September 2014
  • Label: Best of the Best Records
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, digital download
38
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2008 "Meat Balloon / Super Hang-on" Non-Album Track
2009 "I Punched A Lion In The Throat / The Crapsons"
2010 "Back To The Fuck Yeah" Pulled Apart By Horses
"High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive"
"Yeah Buddy"
2011 "I Punched A Lion In The Throat" (re-release)
"V.E.N.O.M." Tough Love
2012 "Wolf Hand"
"Bromance Ain't Dead"
"Epic Myth"
2014 "Hot Squash" Blood
"Lizard Baby"
"Medium Rare"

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • On The Bone Vol.2 (2008) (On The Bone Records)

EPs[edit]

  • Tour Traxx (2009)
  • Live At Leeds 12" Vinyl (2010)

Split singles[edit]

  • Pulled Apart By Horses/Holy State (2009)
  • DTTR 4x12" Vol 1 (2009)
  • Pulled Apart By Horses/Blood Red Shoes (2013)

Music Videos[edit]

  • "Meat Balloon" (2009)
  • "Back to the Fuck Yeah" (2010)
  • "High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive" (2010)
  • "Yeah Buddy" (2010)
  • "I Punched a Lion in the Throat" (2011)
  • "V.E.N.O.M." (2011)
  • "Wolf Hand" (2012)
  • "Bromance Ain't Dead" (2012)
  • "Epic Myth" (2012)
  • "Hot Squash" (2014)
  • "Lizard Baby" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ DIY. "ROYAL BLOOD SLIP TO NUMBER 2 AS LONELY THE BRAVE AND PULLED APART BY HORSES HIT TOP 40 ALBUMS CHART". diymag.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Chris Lowe. "Pulled Apart by Horses | Interviews & Features | 2008". Leedsmusicscene.net. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pulled Apart by Horses". Pulled Apart by Horses. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pulled Apart by Horses". Pulled Apart by Horses. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pulled Apart By Horses: 'Muse Asked Us To Support Them On UK Tour'". Gigwise. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Buy Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!". Play.com. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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