13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Suicide Swans – Horses

Australian alt.country quintet Suicide Swans have just released their new single Horses, taken from their forthcoming album, Augusta, due out November 30th.

Give it a listen here:

And, if you need to know more about Suicide Swans, here’s the record company blurb:

Hailing from Toowoomba QLD this 5-piece alt-country/rock band have been strumming their way through South East Queensland since 2012. Now ready to prominently step out into the national scene, Suicide Swans release their new single “Horses” from their forthcoming album Augusta.

Along with it’s guitar driven riffs and powerful vocals, the song takes the listener on a ride through clever metaphorical imagery as Kyle Jenkins (Vocals/Guitar) explains – “The song is about people ‘who are invisible’ where you have an attachment / relationship to them but at the same time feel nothing. The song uses metaphors of holiday vacations, my house getting broken into (did happen), thoughts racing through your mind like horses stampeding – are all events where events and memories blind you and you can’t think straight… At the end of the chorus the line of ‘you’ll probably see that I don’t care’ sums up the entire song of just saying at the end of the day none of it means anything and essentially we are alone.”

Suicide Swans first self-titled release was firmly planted in their early folk/bluegrass/country roots, their debut album Ghosts We Forget saw the band paint with the broad strokes of what some may call ‘cosmic country’. The bands forthcoming album advances the their sonic experimentation. Augusta is ten tracks that represent a band confident in their own progression as they push their sound into new territories while keeping one foot firmly planted in their early alt-country roots.

From the 4 part harmonies to the swagger of rock and laid back mid-tempo roots, the band have become a live show powerhouse. Suicide Swans certainly made their mark and set the scene for what’s to come following their official BIGSOUND showcase in September garnering live reviews such as this from Blank GC – “they’re so impressive it won’t be long before many others are singing their praises. The real deal indeed. And then some.” . The band plan on rounding out the year with more shows in the lead up to their album release on November 30.