Formed in 2007, Pulled Apart By Horses released their eponymous debut album through Transgressive Records in 2010, having made a name for themselves with their frenetic live shows.
Their second album, ‘Tough Love’, is out this week, and fans can preview it via a Facebook app – which gives access to a full stream for seven days. The band will also play a launch party at London’s Barfly venue this Saturday, with a full UK tour planned for February.
We asked guitarist James Brown to put together a playlist for us, giving an insight into some of his favourite songs and biggest influences. Brown said of his choices: “This here playlist is a mixture of sounds and songs that influenced me, helped me sleep, helped me wake and were generally being played on repeat around the time of recording our new album. I guess it’s like a little piece of me from around that time really. An artefact? Nah, it’s not that special”.
JAMES BROWN’S TEN
Click here to listen to James’ playlist in Spotify or listen via multiple sources on Tomahawk, and then read on to find out more about their choices.
01 Foals – Total Life Forever
Yep, still listening to this album and this title track. It’s got some huge hooks and is utterly infectious stuff.
02 Fugazi – Arpeggiator
I’ve never tired of this track. It’s an instrumental guitar scaling orgasm. If you like to play guitar you’ll love this tune.
03 The Breeders – Cannonball
The bass and guitar lines in this stride up and down my side each time I hear it and I always want to steal its parts when writing. I’m still sat on my hands though.
04 Interpol – Obstacle 1
Bursting guitars from start to finish here. Again I can hear tones and sounds in Interpol on our new record in places. Fabulous band.
05 Death From Above 1979 – Blood On Our Hands
Still makes me foam at the mouth and if I played bass then I think every song would sound like this. Lucky I don’t play bass.
06 Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG GUITARS!
07 The Jesus Lizard – Fly On The Wall
I listened to this quite a lot while in the studio on my laptop. Didn’t get much sleep at night, think this could be why.
08 That Fucking Tank – Keanu Reef
I think all of us were bang into this track when the album came out. I can hear bits of this in some of the stuff I wrote that didn’t make the album and some bits that did. You really should just listen to this. Riff off.
09 Radiohead – Little By Little
A song that helps me sleep at night. Simple as.
10 Foo Fighters – Rope
The one single that came out last year that I wish we had written.