Australia’s An Horse Kicks Off Tour In Chicago

An Horse
Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
June 7, 2009

An Horse Schuba's TavernKate Cooper (lead vocals, guitar)

Completely blown away by Australian duo An Horse is one way to describe how I felt after the band’s show in Chicago last Sunday night. I honestly had no idea that two voices and two instruments could sound so good live! With Kate Cooper showing off some impressive guitar skills and Damon Cox rocking out on his drum kit, I fell in love with my now new favorite band An Horse and their insanely catchy indie pop songs. The band kicked off their U.S. tour opening for Telekinesis at Schuba’s Tavern starting their set with “Camp Out,” the first song from debut record Rearrange Beds. Near the end of An Horse’s set, Kate and Damon gave in to the crowd’s requests to play “Postcards,” which was used in a Mercedes-Benz TV ad last year. I looked up the commercial on YouTube and I have to say, the song was the perfect choice for this car spot. Although the lyrics to “Postcards” do not necessarily relate to the Mercedes-Benz ad’s tagline, the music matches the trendy vibe for sure. If I had the money, I would want to buy that car. I wish I could have seen An Horse perform with former tourmates Tegan and Sara, as well as Death Cab For Cutie. Those would have been great shows and unfortunately I missed out on them. Make sure you catch Aussie duo An Horse in a city near you on their current U.S. tour. Trust me, one day Kate and Damon will be playing festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. They are the next big thing, so take a listen and enjoy!

An Horse Schuba's TavernDamon Cox (drums, vocals)

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  1. Michelle says:

    Never heard of them, I will have to check them out.
    They look like brother and sister… or husband and wife… the new jack and meg white?

    I’m going to check them out right now.

  2. Emily says:

    This really was a great show. Their sound is a lot of fun and Damon is one of the most powerful drummers I’ve seen. I plan to see them again next time they come through…

  3. Bill Dallman says:

    Dang it! Sorry I missed that one! Looks like it was a rockin’ show. I will have to download some of their tunes!

  4. Jamie says:

    Looked like a good show! I’ll have to check them out!

  5. Anita says:

    ok its official i am going to one of their concerts. I heard they are good. You gotta invite me to one of these sometime. where can we get cds?

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