No Horses

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"No Horses"
Single by Garbage
Released July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2017
California, United States
Genre Alternative rock, electronica, industrial rock
Length 5:23
Producer(s) Garbage
Garbage singles chronology
"No Horses"

"No Horses"

"No Horses" is a 2017 stand-alone single released by alternative rock band Garbage, and was recorded and released to coincide with the band's co-headlining Rage and Rapture tour with Blondie, as well as the release of the bands coffee table book This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake.[1] On July 5, 2017, "No Horses" was debuted live as the opening song at Garbage's live set in Saratoga, California.

All proceeds from the sales/streams of "No Horses" will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross until the end of 2018.


The origins of the track were created from a jam session that had been augmented with noise loops and a Patti Smith-style vocal.[1] "I was driving through the Scottish countryside last year and looking at these fields of horses and thinking, what will happen to them when we don’t need them as much as we once did?," Shirley Manson explained. "When they’re no longer working beasts, what will happen to the horses? So it's an imagining of the future where the authorities destroy anything that doesn't make large amounts of money."[1] Manson described "No Horses" as a vision of a dystopian future, adding that the song was "more of a piece, rather than a pop song", but that it still sounded like a Garbage track.[2]

Music video[edit]

In June 2017, Scott Stuckey created a visual clip for "No Horses". This is his second music video for the band, following the previous years single "Magnetized".

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital single
  1. "No Horses" – 5:23

Release history[edit]

Release date Territory Record label Format
July 14, 2017 Various Stunvolume Digital release[3]


  1. ^ a b c Baltin, Steve (July 6, 2017). "Garbage Talk Tour With Blondie, Shirley Manson-Debbie Harry 'American Gods' Collaboration". Variety. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ Alford, Monica (May 1, 2017). "Alt-Rock Queen Garbage's Shirley Manson". On Tap magazine. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ "No Horses, Garbage". Stunvolume. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 

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