Streaming: Horsemen Pass By – Midnight Chase in Genova
Kicking off an all-week reveal of Horsemen Pass By’s new EP, the lads explain the inspiration behind the opening track…
Horsemen Pass By have evolved from the cinemaphile side-project of surf-rockers Beastmen to an intriguing prospect all their own, weaving a subdued brand of electronics, invested ever so slightly with the eclectic range of influences that have made the Beastmen such an original outfit. Factor in live visuals running the gamut of cult cinema, recut into something new, something other, and you have one of the most compelling acts in Cork today.
All week, Drop-d will unveiling, track-by-track, their new E.P., Giallo, leading up to its release on Friday. Opening track Midnight Chase in Genova is streaming below, and on hand with commentary are the lads themselves, Ross Gillanders and Daniel Valle:
Ross: Genova’s one of my favourite cities – the large, old part of town has narrow winding vicoli that at one turn can lead you either to a bar-filled square, or an alleyway filled with hookers and dealers. You can also make a glutton of yourself with seafood that came out the sea about an hour before you take your seat, go north of the city to the beaches, or south to see millionaires sunning themselves around Portofino. But the charm of it’s in the gritty port-town back streets, where you feel the local life hasn’t changed much since Columbus fucked off from there to attempt to find India. Getting chased through those vicoli at night would be a tense experience, so the track reflects that in the tight synths, screaming guitars and pounding beats. The surf guitar part at the end adds a kind of spy-movie feel to it, I think.
Daniel: When performing live we project a scene of a Daylight Chase in Rome, though, but that’s how we roll.
Ross: We’re two mental bastards, alright.