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An Horse Make Letterman Debut

News posted Thursday, March 19 2009 at 02:00 AM.
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An Horse Make Letterman Debut

‘Camp Out’, the new single by Brisbane duo An Horse might not be storming the charts locally. But the song has been getting some reasonable airplay in the US, culminating in a surprise performance by the band on The Late Show With David Letterman last week.

Described by Letterman as “an acclaimed duo from Australia … making their television network debut, or something to that effect”, the band certainly didn’t look out of place playing to a TV audience of millions on the Ed Sullivan Theatre stage.

Speaking to news.com.au after the performance, singer Kate Cooper said that a potentially “really scary experience”, was actually a “whole lot of fun”. She described the entire experience – from being whisked to make-up to standing next to the famed CBS Orchestra – as “mind-blowing”.

An Horse are currently on tour in the US, where they’re playing four showcases at the annual SxSW festival in Austin, Texas.

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MichaelDudikoff  said about 5 years ago:

I hadn't seen that footage until now, and it just gave me the biggest grin.

So awesome.

Dave is holding Celeste's artwork in his hands !

Damn cool. Great performance too.


timscottt  said about 5 years ago:

speaking of overseas press - who are captains?
they are reviewed in today's issue of Now. Toronto's main street press
http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/discs.cfm?content=168327


anok  said about 5 years ago:

that's rad!


MountainMan  said about 5 years ago:

that's a lovely track. you can tell dave dug it.


monkeyman  said about 5 years ago:

Are they still the ''relative minnows'' described in today's M&N article?

Letterman is a pretty big deal, and I doubt we'll be seeing those other 'minnows' The Hot Kicks on there next week..


josejones  said about 5 years ago:

er, that article was written before this!
and, yes, in relation to Gabriella Cilmi, Guy Sebastian and The Drones, i would argue they are relatively minnow-esque.


MichaelDudikoff  said about 5 years ago:

Haha, I thought the same thing monkeyman - but, given the context of Australian bands, they surprisingly still haven't made an impact at home so it's appropriate in that context.


the power of 666  said about 5 years ago:

fucking power to em!! so good!


hillsonghoods  said about 5 years ago:

timscottt: sydney band that used to be called ''the captain's package''


spelled13  said about 5 years ago:

can't say i'm a fan...no offence. How does a band like that get a gig on Letterman? I can think of a few bands who might be more deserving.


neontetra  said about 5 years ago:

oh YEAH MAN. this is the shit ...oh what a wonderful story. good luck. sounds great btw.


josejones  said about 5 years ago:

How does a band like that get a gig on Letterman? I can think of a few bands who might be more deserving.

don't tell anyone, but i think the bass player is sleeping with Dave.


Strictly  said about 5 years ago:

How does a band like that get a gig on Letterman? I can think of a few bands who might be more deserving.

Apparently the band booker for letterman is a big An Horse fan. Woooo go Kate!!


sting-bono  said about 5 years ago:

wow, they're a terrible band, ellen degeneras can't sing good. good on em getting on letterman though.


monkeyman  said about 5 years ago:

Sorry Jose'

Really, I know they are 'minnows' compared to some of the other acts listed, and that article was written before this.

I was just tryin' to be funny....


whatwhat  said about 5 years ago:

sound heaps like iron on without bass.


HUF.  said about 5 years ago:

check the album artwork by Celeste Potter of Ouch My Face.


astrousersasmind  said about 5 years ago:

Congrats Horse and Celeste!

Sounds like the sort of thing that the US like more. There's no way I'd know they were Australian by listening to this. Sounds like an early Veruca Salt demo or something from 1994. Wonder if the Js will pick up on them as if they'd known all along.


FrankieTeardrop  said about 5 years ago:

I hope they become hugely famous so my Iron On albums become collector's items that make me fabulously rich.


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