Live at The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, 28 February 2020
An Horse are a duo formed by singer/guitarist Kate Cooper and drummer/backing vocalist Damon Cox. They met while working in Brisbane record store Skinny’s and started playing music together in the shop after work. Their debut EP, “Not Really Scared” was released in 2008. When Canadian duo Tegan and Sara played an instore performance at Skinny’s, Cooper slipped them a copy of the EP and shortly after An Horse were invited to join the Canadians on an American tour.
An Horse’s big American break quickly snowballed, with subsequent tours supporting Death Cab for Cutie, The New Pornographers and Jessica Lea Mayfield. They were signed to New York label Mom + Pop Records, and debut album “Rearrange Beds” was released in 2009. An Horse made waves back home when they became one of the few Australian bands to ever play live on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Second album “Walls” followed in 2011 and then – after relentless touring – Cooper and Cox took a long break to concentrate on other projects. Cox drummed for Kevin Devine, Tancred and Brand New while Cooper recorded a solo album and pursued a career in commercial music production.
Eventually, An Horse came back together to record a third album, “Modern Air”, which was released in 2019, and the following year they came home to tour Australia.
Recorded by Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jonathan Virgona
Special thanks to live engineer Niz Yacoub
Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 30 January, 2022