TRO­JAN HORSE SURF TO­WARDS THE FU­TURE

Sal­ford four-piece team up with Kavus Torabi and Pete Tre­wavas on third al­bum.

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Tro­jan Horse are mov­ing in a new mu­si­cal di­rec­tion with Fukushima Surfer Boys. The 16-track – out on Bad Ele­phant on Oc­to­ber 13 – has an eclec­tic range of in­flu­ences, in­clud­ing Karl­heinz Stock­hausen, Fly­ing Lo­tus and The Wicker Man sound­track. The band even swap in­stru­ments on it.

“We had an­other change of drum­mer, so we de­cided to take things in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion,” ex­plains singer and mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist Nick Duke. “We looked at what we were do­ing pre­vi­ously and a lot of this al­bum was say­ing, ‘We could be­come more tech­ni­cal, but what do we get out of it?’ It’s about be­ing pro­gres­sive with­out our­selves.”

Team­ing up with long-term col­lab­o­ra­tor Danny The Red, they’ve also buried sam­ples from the mys­te­ri­ous Rus­sian short­wave sta­tion UVB-76 in the track of the same name.“It’s fas­ci­nated me for ab­so­lutely years,” says Duke. “It’s a sig­nal broad­cast that churns out this repet­i­tive pat­tern, but no­body knows why they’re do­ing it or who is do­ing it. It’s very weird and out-of-time so it sounds like we’re play­ing in some weird time sig­na­ture.”

The al­bum fea­tures guest ap­pear­ances from Mar­il­lion’s Pete Tre­wavas, Knife­world’s Kavus Torabi and Jimi Good­win from alt-rock­ers Doves. A cas­sette edi­tion will also be avail­able through This City Is Ours on In­ter­na­tional Cas­sette Store Day.

Tro­jan Horse will head out on tour next year, but in the mean­time they’ve con­trib­uted a pre­vi­ously un­re­leased track to The Bees Knees. It’s a new com­pi­la­tion to raise money for Cleft’s Dan Wild-Beesley, who was di­ag­nosed with brain tu­mours.

For more, visit www.thi­sis­the­beesknees.band­camp.com. NRS

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