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By Jon Milton
Ever been in love with a horse? Introducing Gag Salon: the surviving members of a function band (Palm Honey) gone up in flames, whose exciting debut single ‘Horses’ reprises that bizarre musical fascination with everything that the Byrds first explored on ‘Chestnut Mare’. Musically ‘Horses’ owes more to Beefheart and LCD Sound System, kicking off with a wonky riff then galloping (sorry, had to) discordantly along with its tale of romance and status seeking.
Photo: Rosie Alice Wilson
2021 saw the band cause commotion across London and beyond with their unpredictably kinetic live shows, performing alongside The Cool Greenhouse, Blue Bendy and Hallan, 2022 should see them pick up more admirers if this single is anything to go by. The band consists of Joseph Mumford- vocals/guitar; Tom Dimmock- guitar/keys; Seb Bowden – bass; and Ayden Spiller- drums.
Horses is out now on Blitzcat Records
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