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An Horse

An Horse: Not Really ScaredNot Really Scared (2008)
Australia and New Zealand

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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For the easiest reference point regarding the awkwardly pronounced An Horse, one needn't look further than who they just completed a tour with: Tegan and Sara. Those fans should flock easy to the wrought indie pop delivered by the Brisbane, Australian duo on their all-too-short five-song EP, Not Rea.
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For the easiest reference point regarding the awkwardly pronounced An Horse, one needn't look further than who they just completed a tour with: Tegan and Sara. Those fans should flock easy to the wrought indie pop delivered by the Brisbane, Australian duo on their all-too-short five-song EP, Not Really Scared.

Vocalist/guitarist Kate Cooper (of Iron On) and drummer Damon Cox are the sole makeup, An Horse formerly being Cooper's solo outlet, but it's enough; An Horse's songs have plenty of emotion and aplomb between the two of them. Cooper's voice obviously dominates things, but Cox occasionally harmonizes with a feminine touch that reinforces comparisons to other female-fronted acts like T&S and Eisley. "Postcards" has an ill dynamic in its transition to the chorus, while more subtle tactics are applied in a song like "Warm Hands," with Cox shuffling along on the drums, clicks of tambourine and Cooper softly admitting, "I got so scared / That you might be a better me than me."

There's just this really sweet and earnest charm about An Horse that's hard to deny. Whether they'll ever compose something as heartstring-tugging and addicting as The Con is up for debate, but Not Really Scared sure makes for a realistic idea of it happening.

STREAM (four-fifths of the EP)
Postcards
Company
Warm Hands
Camp Out

 

 
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xIxKilledxJesusx (May 30, 2008)

i usually try not to bitch about band names, but this is probably the worst one ive heard

clamum (May 28, 2008)

"Sounds like this band needs to become AN HERO."

Hahahaha. I came in here to say that but ya beat me to it mah boy.

Ollywood (May 28, 2008)

Ann Hog > An Horse

martholamew (May 28, 2008)

agreed. i cant get this damn name out of my head. makes me want to check out it though, so i guess its a good thing?

damnitsderek (May 27, 2008)

This band name really pisses me off for some reason.

RondoMondo (May 27, 2008)

FFS, org isn't 4chan.

mattramone (May 27, 2008)

Sounds like this band needs to become AN HERO.

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