And we don’t mean Mister Ed! The environs of Manchester are producing some fascinating new music. Cyril Snear, A Greater Horror and more are active, but a definite fave at Interesting Alternative Towers is Trojan Horse. An eponymous album and the ‘Fire’ EP have excited and elicited interest in the alt-prog world and a chance to see them in Manchester (March 8th 2013 at The Ruby Lounge) recently was not to be missed. They played the first set ahead of the fascinating Moulettes, and the legend who is Arthur Brown, who at 70 years old has still got the voice and wow factor that stunned people back in the late 60’s. He’s still the best dancer in rock music as well!! Anyway, Trojan Horse took to the stage with a new piece, and followed up with more familiar titles such as ‘Fire’ , ‘Disciplining The Reserve Army’ and ‘Mr Engels Says’. They were, as expected excellent – a fine half hour set packed with energy, complex passages, a slight funk interlude (which they explain in the interview) and a few Yo Ho Ho’s, all of which were played with a surgeons precision and great enthusiasm.
Eden, Guy, Nick and Loz were kind enough to invite me for a conversation for this blog which we reproduce below. The quality isn’t pristine, and the dressing room door opens to the strains of Moulettes on more than one occasion, but this is the chat we had about their music and beyond. Exciting news about a new album is contained within!
You can hear the interview from this DROPBOX link. You can either play it on-site, or right click the player and download the file.
If you don’t know their music, a visit to the Trojan Horse Bandcamp page is a must!
Other useful links:
TH @ MOSI video from the ManchesterMuseum of science and Industry.