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Horse The Band

28.02.2008 | KYS-Cam | 5 Comments
Horse The Band Call them what you want but Horse The Band is used to being the black sheep of the music community.

With a bad reputation to live up to and a self booked world tour on the horizon vocalist Nathan “The General” answered the following questions for us...

Interview w/ Nathan (Vocals) Horse The Band (USA)

By Cameron Chambers 
 



 

For the uninitiated, can you please state your name and what you do in Horse The Band? 
 

I call myself General Baron and I do vocal things for Horse.

   
Why would you call yourselves Horse The Band when Sonic Death Monkey is clearly the superior name? 

Because in the US, Sonic Death Monkey means wet urinal. 

 If you had to compare your band to a food group, what would it be and why? 

I would compare it to Mexican food because we are all Mexican at heart.  

A lot of band's have often stated that they can't tour Australia without massive financial backing and a booking agent yet you guys are in the midst of independently booking a world tour. What prompted such a massive undertaking? 

We wanted to and nobody would help us. People are such pussies.

  

Have your experiences with booking agents and package tours been that bad that you thought it'd be better if you just struck out on your own? 

No. As far as I know we still like your booking agent, even though he probably hates us. He’s not getting a penny from this. 

Our first couple of tours were self booked… we just decided we had to put our foot in a door we blew open ourselves with intellectual dynamite. 

How did you end up on the Taken reunion shows that are happening in Japan in March of this year? 

Ray is Horse The Band’s biggest fan. It’s weird, he sees us as some kind of artistic gods or something. He once offered to give me his wife as a token of his esteem. I declined because I think he’s a great guy and they are obviously in love, so why ruin a good thing right? 

You guys have some "questionable" notches on the proverbial belt – like pissing in a fan's mouth on stage – do ever sit down after a show and think you went too far? 

I’ve only gone too far once and that was a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t even at a show. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

   
Have your off stage antics ever caused you any problems as far as promoters not willing to have you on shows or tours? 

Yeah, the fucking hate us… just to generalize. 

Horse The Band stick out like dogs ball compared to the rest of the acts on Koch Records. What did Koch offer you guys that other labels weren't? 

A deal!

 
Obviously Horse The Band shares a lot of musical similarities to other Koch acts, such as Mobb Deep and Terror Squad. When are we going to see you on a hip hop tour? 

Probably as soon as our booking agent Josh Kline sees a funny opening and submits us and asks for ten thousand a night, then tells us how funny it was when the people get mad.  

Who are some bands that you actually enjoy playing and touring with? 

Heavy Fucking Heavy Fucking Low Fucking Low.

So Many Dynamos (perfect gentleman).

There Are Our Spiritual Counterparts.

The Fall Of Troy (nice boys).

Between The Buried And Me (even nicer boys).

The Number Twelve Looks Like You (we’re borrowing their drummer for this tour). 

The Nintendo-core tag is one that's followed you around for the better part of your career. Does it bother you that the band's music might get judged on everything else you guys get up to? 

Yeah, oh well. Fuck it! 
   

If someone who's never heard your band asked to hear one song, what would you play them and why? 

Murder or I think we are suffering…… etc 

Between the two I think a lot of our dynamics are explored.

   
You'll be playing a series of shows in Australian in the first 2 weeks of March. What can we expect from a Horse The Band live show? 
 

Intense music, raw energy and lots of inappropriate humour.

   
Will you have copies of your infamous DVD available on this tour? 
 

I’m not sure. Probably not but if you’re lucky you can end up on the next one. 

Why should Australian kids go and check out Horse The Band when they could stay at home, download your music from the internet and take photos for their MySpace profiles? 

Why would you have sex with a woman when you could just watch Hannah Montana and fuck your cat (ladies substitute Hannah Montana and a cat for Smallville and a dog). 

The real thing is infinitely more majestic.

   
Parting words? 
 

Science! 
 

 



 

Check out their Australian tour dates at: www.horsetheband.com or www.myspace.com/horsetheband  

COMMENTS.

1.

brendan

28.02.2008 09:48:13 AM
I don't get why they keep calling this a "self booked tour," when there's no secret that KMW are bringing them out.

2.

KYS-Cam

28.02.2008 11:48:38 AM
the tour they are referring to is a world tour, Australia is the only coutry where an agency has taken them on

3.

KYS-Josh

29.02.2008 03:19:03 AM
that was pretty funny. did you laugh during the interview hahah....you come off dry as... :P i know you woulda had your gruff voice on. we should start posting the audio!

4.

jarule

29.02.2008 01:21:21 PM
THIS WAS AN EMAIL INTERVIEW JOSHUA

5.

KYS-Cam

01.03.2008 01:03:07 PM
ha ha, would have loved to have done this one over the phone or face to face though. Wish I kept the audio from the Underoath interview, I sound clearly un-impressed, ha ha
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