Cropped for TV: Band of Horses at Brixton Academy reviewed

Seattle dreamers Band of Horses are all about size – big beards, big choruses, and an epic panoramic sound. Like a big budget remake of a Hollywood classic, the quintet feed off the classic country-tinged rock of the Seventies and repackage it for the iPhone generation. They’re in good company too – bracketed alongside the retro-meandering of The National, Fleet Foxes and Local Natives. Like all the above, they’re faced with the trouble of translating their bedroom-brooding introspections and shimmering harmonies to a beery crowd. The answer is dumb it down, strip it back, and vamp it up – the … Continue reading Cropped for TV: Band of Horses at Brixton Academy reviewed