30 SECONDS: RACE HORSES

We caught up with Race Horses for a brief interview, following the release of new single My Year Abroad.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 24 Aug 2012
  • min read

This week, Race Horses released their latest single, My Year Abroad, the lead track from their forthcoming album Furniture, on Stolen Recordings/PIAS.


A continuation into their 'say it how it is' sound, their music sits somewhere in a fuzzy triangle of Mystery Jets, The Horrors and The Black Lips. My Year Abroad was released exclusively on seven-inch vinyl, and should you purchase it, you will find a mock business card tucked into the record sleeve.


Fans are encouraged to call the number and leave messages for the band; messages of encouragement, feedback or whatever you should wish to say. How cool is that?


We caught up with Dylan and Meilyr of Race Horses for a brief interview:


How long have you been making music?

Dylan: Meilyr and I have played in a few bands since we were 14, Race Horses started about three years ago. But in total probably about 10 years.


What inspired your latest album?

Meilyr: Everything we experienced, read, watched, saw felt and thought about in the six months before making the record.


What process do you go through to create your music?

D: Songs come in a variety of ways, sometimes someone brings a fully formed song to the band which we all then arrange. Other times ideas come out of jamming together and then constructed into a song by a couple of members. It’s quite exciting as there’s no real set formula to creating music within the band.


How would you describe your sound?

DYLAN - New Soul Pop.


What would your dream collaboration be?

D: Kevin Rowlands or Bjork.


Where can we catch you performing next?

D: We’re doing two festivals in North Wales (8 September Gwyl Gwydir and 15 September Festival Number 6), as well as doing two album launch shows in Cardiff (22 September) and in London (25 September). We’re also playing a small acoustic in-store at Rough Trade London on 12 September.


Watch My Year Abroad below:



You can purchase My Year Abroad from Rough Trade, Resident and Spillers.