Enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group Whyte Horses release their wonderfully eclectic and uplifting 16-track second album Empty Words. An endlessly creative document, it’s a record that expertly pieces together its reference points. Vastly ambitious, Whyte Horses reconvened last year to focus on Empty Words. Largely self-produced at London’s Lovebuzz Studio, it features some beautiful arrangements from Huw White, and guest vocals from La Roux and Nouvelle Vague’s Melanie Pain. Sonically beautiful, Empty Words matches this glorious surfaces to some dark depths, and it’s this starkly personal combination of light and shade, he insists, that drives Whyte Horses: “I call it kitchen sink fantasy,” he says. “It’s collage, it’s patchwork, it’s kaleidoscope. It’s anything you want, really.” One recurring inspiration on this record is the work of David Lynch, in particular his startling surrealist statement Twin Peaks. Matching a sweet sense of innocence to lingering darkness, Whyte Horses are a uniquely intriguing experience, capable of cutting through the fog of the everyday. Prepare to become obsessed.
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