Sugar Horse take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there in the alternative music world. Here it’s the turn of Ash to tell us all about Sugar Horse!

A song that made you want to make music?

Frayed Ends Of SanityMetallica

Best rider you have had?

Any rider with alcohol free beer on it is a winner for me.

Craziest moment in the band?

Album release day. Never thought anyone would give a shit about this band, but it seems a small number of weirdos kinda do.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“Scream with your mother’s force.”

Easiest song you wrote?

The Live Long After’ came out incredibly easy. Simple when it’s essentially all one riff.


Favourite song in your set?

Really enjoying playing ‘Phil Spector In Hell’ at the moment. Really fun to sing.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Robert Smith

Hardest thing about being in a band?

The mind-numbing levels of organisation it entails.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Jake is obsessed with cataloguing makes and models of diggers/dumptrucks…although that’s not particularly interesting.

Jokes you have in the band?

Jake is obsessed with cataloguing makes and models of diggers/dumptrucks…although that’s not particularly funny.

Key to writing a song?

Repetition. You need to write a hundred songs before you have one that’s half decent. Just do it every day.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Not that far really. Newcastle maybe…that’ll change very soon.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

A bloke I used to know called Gaz. I don’t think he writes music anymore and that’s a real shame, because he was one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.

New band you’d recommend?

 There’s a newish project called Time Binding Ensemble. Made by an incredibly talented individual called Kay.

Really all-consuming, ambient music. Would highly recommend.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Deftones would be mad. We all really love Sumac as well. Either of those would be very nice indeed.

Place you’d most like to tour?

The US would be amazing. Went to New York once when I was a kid and I’ve always wanted to go back.

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“If some cunt can fuck something up, that cunt will pick the worst possible time to fucking fuck it up cause that cunt’s a cunt.”- Malcolm Tucker, 2007

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

There’s a general theme of the looking into the future on the record. It’s kind of taking the piss out of “happily ever after” I s’pose.

See us live at?

Various venues of different sizes around the country in October…when we’ll be on tour.

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Nah. There’s always good music out there. You just have to seek it out.

Unusual merchandise?

I believe that relentless bellend Joe Bonamassa sells watering cans.

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

Literally any of our songs would be vastly improved by the inclusion of a well-timed Donk.

What do your fans mean to you?

THEY ARE SIMPLY PIGGY BANKS TO EXTRACT MONEY FROM (please leave this in all caps, as it will denote sarcasm…in fact leave this bit in as well just to hammer the point home)

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

Does my blood pressure medication count?

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?


Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

One of those chimps you see playing with their own shit.

Elizabeth Birt

October 22, 2021

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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