Whyte Horses are a glorious mystery. The band – if, indeed, they are a band – released their debut album ‘Pop Or Not’ in 2016, achieving rapturous critical acclaim, including praise from Noel Gallagher, the ‘Album of the Year’ award from Piccadilly Records and endless support from BBC 6 Music.
Sophomore album ‘Empty Words’, released 9th March 2018 via CRC Records, is a record of innovative eclecticism, which takes you on a sonic journey through soul, 60’s pop and Nouvelle Vague-esque ballads through to fuzzed-up psychedelic rock. The sound is timeless, sounding simultaneously like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard.
Their latest single, a psychedelic infused rendition of seminal 1970’s track ‘Ça Plane Pour Moi’ (Plastic Bertrand), was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music on August 21st, and is hinting at more to come from the band in the very new future.
Live, Whyte Horses craft a fusion of music and visuals that recalls everything from Andy Warhol to Brazil’s tropicalia movement. Matching a sweet sense of innocence to lingering darkness, Whyte Horses are a uniquely intriguing experience, capable of cutting through the fog of the everyday. Prepare to become obsessed.
“Engaging Eccentric Extravaganza” –The Guardian 5/5 (Whyte Horses Experience live review)
“The Mancunian’s melodicists’ second album draws on classic 60s pop gentle psychedelia and guest vocals from La Roux, just really lovely.” – The Guardian 4/5
“Whyte Horses are about the best thing to happen to British guitar pop in years.” - Pop Junkies
“’Empty Words’ is a majestic record, and a future psychedelic pop classic.” – Louder Than War 10/10
"The kind of raw materials that could induce a third summer of love” - Q Magazine
“The effort and craft that went into making the record, and the emotions they tapped into along the way, make ‘Empty Words’ an impressive improvement on the brilliant ‘Pop Or Not’.” – All Music
“Manchester psychedelic pop collective Whyte Horses delivers an album that feels like it's fallen out of time while also providing an adventurous listening experience.” – NBHAP
“A modern psych-pop marvel” – Sputnik 4.5/5