Suicide Swans are a five-piece alt-country/rock band from Toowoomba QLD who have been strumming their way through South East Queensland since 2012. ‘Horses’ is the first single to come from their LP Augusta, due of November 17th. This will be their second full length album following Ghosts We Forget in 2015.
‘Horses’ has a great sound with a push/pull guitar riff vying for space amid crashing chords and a suitably worn and weary alt-country vocal that urges the song onwards and upwards before dissolving in buzz and static.
“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.” – Kyle Jenkins (guitar/vocals)