04 October 2019 - The Horse Puppets
Vintage-tinged band, The Retrosettes have swollen their ranks to become The Horsepuppets - a band name arising from a curious find backstage at a theatre in Liverpool (surely you've got to come if only to hear that story?) - adding cello and occasionally pedal-steel guitar whilst recording their debut album. ‘Sorry For The Inconvenience’ at the Bytheway's home studio in Manchester. Possessing a hybrid indie sound like the more ambient side of The Black Keys or The Arctic Monkeys, mixed with country pedal steel guitar, violin, double bass, electronic synths and large vocal harmonies. A minor departure from straight-ahead jazz, but bags of musical talent and fun, Paulo Sorrentino has great taste.
Helen Bytheway : v, p, acc, Paul Bytheway : v,g, Poppy Smallwood : v, cello, Tommy Fuller : a &; eb, Andrzej Baranek : p, o, synth, Josh Savage : d