She was living next door to me in the same apartment block in Brisbane. She’s a book editor and gets to work on incredible ones like Nick Cave’s and Leonard Cohen’s. We were chatting. Grammar came up, as it often does with us, and she said that you say “An” before ‘”H,” rather than “A.” I was like, “That’s bullshit.” She said, “No, that’s true!” and it became a running argument between us…One day she gave me a sweater that had the words “An Horse” printed on it. People would come up to me and ask if An Horse was a band. So when [drummer] Damon [Cox] and I got a gig I thought I’d use An Horse as a joke for my sister. Thankfully, Damon liked the name, too. The grammatical argument over the name still rages today.
This scrappy dynamic is exactly what makes An Horse so charming. When you see them live, it becomes quickly apparent that their talent and hard work don’t overshadow their elfish sense of playfulness.
You’ll be able to see for yourself tomorrow night at the Soda Bar, when the Australian duo plays a headlining show with Gun Runner and The New Kinetics. The band is touring to support their latest album, Walls, which you may purchase here.
In anticipation of their Soda Bar show, Ms. Cooper was kind enough to supply O&B with a list of “5 TV Memories” that changed her life. Seeing as how we love every film on her list, we’d suggest you check it out (below). Continue reading…