Wildly unpredictable, hugely improvised and constantly bordering on genius, Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides probably aren’t going to be your cup of tea if you thought The Kooks were pushing the the boundaries of sound. The English/French duo are opening up the day at Sacred Trinity, and we got in touch with Pascal from the band to have a bit of a natter:
Hiya Pascal. How’re you?
I’m fine thanks
Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides have been described as “avant-primitivism” in the past. Was that something you were aiming for?
We’ve never aimed for anything before so all these wonderful terms invented to try and describe us are really quite amusing. It almost becomes a poetical quest to contain our music in words.
You’re playing this year’s SFTOC. What can we expect from your show?
We’re going to play for about half an hour; flute, drums, sound effects from nature, expect to be taken to planet Earth or Gaia as she is also known.
And what do you think of the current North-West music scene?
It’s really active and loads of positive things going on. MIE music, Golden Lab, Counting Backwards, Noise Upstairs, Tubers music, Total Vermin all do their bit in our part of the North West music world
Do you spend much time in Salford yourself? Have you been to SFTOC before?
We used to jam at Islington mill in Gnod’s room. They are a great bunch. I frequently cycle through Salford and enjoy a cup of coffee at Angel Centre Cafe. I played at SFTOC 2007 as part of Stuckometer and we never miss a year of SFTOC. Last year was pretty spectacular and we’re really hyped for this years