It’s nice when a band that comes from just round the corner from you puts out a good album, that they then come up with a second album that manages to exceed the quality of the first one is even more pleasing.
I refer to Trojan Horse who emerged clad in plaid shirts and more beard growth than you can shake a stick at from the leafy end of the peoples republic of Eccles some five years ago. Their first album of what was loosely called “prog nouveau” proved to be a regular airplay on the old radio shows and I was involved in part with the launch of their Fire EP a few years back,
The new album “World Turned Upside Down” is a massive piece of work of stunning quality and I’ve interviewed Nick from the band on the Studeo Blog about the release.
To celebrate the launch here is a special podcast focusing on the band – featuring three tracks from the new album, selections from their previous releases, a pair of favourite tracks from each member of the band and a few of my own selections which I thought would fit in with the overall feel of the band.
If you’ve not heard them before and you enjoy experimental rock music with a strong melodic element then I recommend you check them out.
- Trojan Horse – Paper Bells
- Sun Kil Moon – Carry Me, Ohio
- Pink Floyd – Matilda Mother
- David Bowie – Warsawa
- Trojan Horse – Laces and Racists
- Gentle Giant – The Advent of Panurge
- XTC – Scissor Man
- Soft Machine – Hibou, Anenome and Bear
- Trojan Horse – Jurapsyche Park
- Delia Derbyshire – Blue Veils and Golden Sand
- The Pretty Things – Loneliest Person
- Denis Jones – Sometimes
- Trojan Horse – Disciplining The Reserve Army (Acoustic)
- Doves – Catch The Sun
- Caravan – The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again
- David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
- Trojan Horse – Patricroft Way
- Canvas – I Am As Weak As A Kitten
- Cosy Powell – Dance With The Devil
- King Crimson – Starless
- Trojan Horse – World Turned Upside Down