Posted: August 25, 2022 in MUSIC
Wunderhorse teal pack

Wunderhorse release their debut single, “Teal” via Yala! Records. Wunderhorse is the alias of British musician Jacob Slater. Jacob fronted The Dead Pretties, a London band who arrived in a haze of hedonism and hype, bowing out before the dust had time to settle.

This new project arrives no less frenetically. “Teal” is a feral, romantic, visceral, chaotic and enchanting cacophony of sound that contradicts itself with each sleight of hand and change of chord. A rare, raw and assured talent, “Teal” is an urgent fever-dream of a number, tumbling downhill with the brakes off. Belligerent and unblinking. Arthouse indie-rock, but without the connotations. It’s one of those.

If this all sounds exciting that’s because it is. “Teal” is one of those tunes that has a rare ability to define the very moment in which its heard and forever associate itself with the memories long after. Time-stamped yet timeless. If there’s any justice, it’ll soon be played out live in sticky basement rooms up and down the country, limbs everywhere, sweat dripping from the walls. An absolute mess, but what a beautiful one.

There will be more from Wunderhorse, but for now this is “Teal”. Play it again, but play it louder.

Hugely melodic, grungy Americana from a man destined for big things

You’re going to love them: the former Dead Pretties frontman Jacob Slater will soon be a star of the small-screen: he plays Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook in Danny Boyle’s forthcoming biography series, “Pistol”. If his acting’s anywhere near as good as recent singles ‘Poppy’ and ‘Teal’ – which drift from fuzzy ’90s psych-rock to the Americana stylings of Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Elliott Smith – then he’ll be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in no time.

After an incredible run of support slots with Sam Fender, Foals and Fontaines D.C, the Fontaines lads have decided to take Wunderhorse with them across the pond as the support act for their US tour.

Teal” is the debut single out on Yala! Records.

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