Enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group, Whyte Horses, have announced a rare live appearance at London’s Royal Festival Hall next year. The performance will be taking place on the 14th March 2018, with tickets available here. Described as belonging in another world, The Royal Festival Hall experience will be The Whyte Horses Experience’s second ever London live date, following their hugely successful show at the Barbican in May 2017.
Whyte Horses will be performing tracks from their debut album ‘Pop or Not’, as well as showcasing brand new material and cover versions of obscure world oddities. Special guests include La Roux, members of The Go! Team and Melanie Pain, with more to be announced. The Whyte Horses Experience is a multimedia journey through film and music. It will feature a mixture of collages that take in avant-garde cinema and childhood nostalgia. There are faint echoes of The Velvet Underground’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, whilst offering a sly wink to the Tropicalia movement of late 1960s Brazil.
Whyte Horses’ 2016 debut album ‘Pop or Not’ was described by the NME as a “blissful, dreamy psychedelia that sounds both vintage and innovatively fresh”. The album was also re-recorded in its entirety with the children from St Bartholomew’s School Choir on vocals; it was recorded at the historic RAK Studios in London. The 17 children aged 6 to 11 added a sense of pure unadulterated joy and their own fresh interpretation of this psychedelic pop album. They were undoubtedly a highlight of the Barbican show, where they performed live alongside the Whyte Horses Experience.