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Troubled Horse – Bring My Horses Home 7″

The debut 7″ single from Troubled Horse, Bring My Horses Home, brings to mind bands of the ’60s and ’70s, and will make you wish you were living back then until you realize that, with bands like this around, you’re not missing anything!

After years of waiting (nearly three for me), the first tangible evidence of Troubled Horse’s existence has arrived and, while anyone who knows the band will have heard these two songs hundreds of times by now, this 7″ still feels new and was well worth the wait. These songs sound so much better than the mp3s on the band’s Myspace page (or even our Myspace page) it feels like you’re hearing them for the first time.

Side A’s “Bring My Horses Home” starts off our Troubled Horse journey, acting as a perfect introduction to the band. This song has everything these guys are about, from the foot-tapping rhythms to the catchy hooks that stick with you all day long to the heavy ’70s doom riffs and even some handclaps thrown in for good measure. Continue reading

New Troubled Horse 7″

Troubled Horse are finally releasing a new 7″ this March on Crusher Records. The new single, entitled Bring My Horses Home, will contain the title track on side-A and “Shirleen” on side-B. Both songs are available as mp3s on the band’s myspace and on the band’s page at crusherrecords.com. I wish that the other two songs on the band’s myspace, “Sum of All Your Fears” and “Sleep in Your Head,” were being released as well, but at this point I’m just glad anything by this band is being put out.

Troubled Horse, led by guitarist/lead singer Martin Heppich, features two current members of Witchcraft – John Hoyles (guitar/back-up vocals) and Ola Henriksson (bass/back-up vocals) – as well as Witchcraft’s original drummer Jens Henriksson. The two bands do sound a bit alike, but Troubled Horse has a much stronger ’60s rock influence and never gets quite as dark or heavy as Witchcraft. Continue reading

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