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Pulled Apart By Horses
Pulled Apart By Horses Live.jpgPulled Apart by Horses live in 2008.
Background information
OriginLeeds, England
GenresIndie Rock, Alternative rock, post-hardcore, stoner rock, experimental rock
Years active2008–present
LabelsTransgressive, Big Scary Monsters, On the Bone Records, Dance to the Radio, Sony RED
Associated actsConcentration Champ, Mother Vulpine, It Takes Bridges, Monster Killed by Laser
MembersTom Hudson
James Brown
Tommy Davidson
Robert Lee
Past membersLee Vincent

Pulled Apart by Horses are an indie rock and alternative rock band from Leeds, England. They formed in early 2008.

In 2009 they were successfully signed by Transgressive Records and released their debut self-titled album Pulled Apart by Horses on 21 June 2010. In August 2011, the band went into Monnow Valley Studio in Wales to record with renowned Foo Fighters & Pixies record producer Gil Norton, and their second album Tough Love was released to critical acclaim on 20 January 2012. [1]

After Tough Love, the band sold out their first European tour, and went on to support Biffy Clyro & Foals. In 2010 they supported Muse at the Manchester County Cricket Ground.[2]

In September 2014 the band's 3rd album Blood became their first top 40, entering the charts at 38.[3] In 2016, Pulled Apart by Horses recorded a take over for Annie Mac and the BBC's Radio 1 in the United Kingdom.[4]

The bands 4th album, The Haze will be release in 2017.[5][6]


  • 1 History
    • 1.1 Formation
    • 1.2 Live
    • 1.3 Releases
  • 2 Band members
    • 2.1 Past members
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Studio albums
    • 3.2 Singles
    • 3.3 Compilation appearances
    • 3.4 EPs
    • 3.5 Split singles
    • 3.6 Music Videos
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Pulled Apart By Horses formed after Lee Vincent (Concentration Champ) was contacted by James Brown over a music forum. He was looking to start a The Jesus Lizard style band in Leeds. They went on to rehearse as a three piece with Robert Lee being invited to play Bass at a practice studio on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. Lead singer Tom Hudson's old band Mother Vulpine (in which he played bass) broke up and after the other three members completed a few rehearsals they then invited Tom Hudson to provide vocals and they then began writing as a 4-piece.[7]

It is believed no material was recorded as the band performing as a 3-piece. After their formation in early 2008, the band regularly rehearsed above 'The Packhorse' pub in Leeds which was also where they performed their first secret show to a full house of attendees who had been invited by text message at the The Packhorse in Leeds on 12 February 2008.


The band then began touring in 2008 and soon received notable attention from the press and media due to their live performances and soon began to gain a quickly growing fan base. They also began to be known for their very frantic live performances during which band members have been known to be injured. On 17 May 2008, when headlining Nastyfest IX in Leeds to a packed audience, a chaotic and injury stricken performance took place leading to guitarist James Brown being sent to hospital with a gash to the head. In 2009 the band went on to constantly tour for one year before the release of the debut album playing larger shows supporting Blood Red Shoes, Future of the Left, The Bronx, Rolo Tomassi, Glassjaw and Anti Flag.

2010 saw the release of the first record and the band headlining two full UK & European tours and more supporting tours with the likes of Biffy Clyro & Foals, and then in 2010 supported Muse at Manchester County Cricket Ground.

When the second record Tough Love was released in 2011 the band then went out to play a headline tour in the UK & Europe to support the record from February to April which included a sold out show in London at the Electric Ballroom. Later in the year the band announced a full UK tour for November which was then announced as being pulled from the band's website due to 'unforeseen circumstances' [8] but it is believed the band is concentrating on the third record.


Meat Balloon - 2008 (Big Scary Monsters)

The band's debut single, 'Meat Balloon', was released via Big Scary Monsters Recording Company in October 2008. It debuted at No. 18 on the UK Indie Singles chart. The limited edition 7" single came with a free CD and comic, created by the band's singer, Tom Hudson.

I Punched A Lion In The Throat - 2009 (Too Pure Singles Club)

In January 2009 PABH released their single "I Punched A Lion In The Throat" on Too Pure/Beggars on 7" vinyl, with b-side "The Crapsons". The song was also made available as a free download on the band's official website.[9]

Tour Traxx EP - 2009 (Self-release)

Once the band became busy with frequent touring in the UK & Europe they self-released a 5 track CD which was only available at shows whilst they were securing a record deal.

Live at Leeds - 2010 (Transgressive)

On 21 March, Transgressive Records announced the release of a strictly limited 12" vinyl release titled 'Live At Leeds' to be released on Record Store Day (17 April) in the UK. The record would appear to borrow the idea from The Who classic album with artwork and packaging being similar. The 'Live at Leeds' album is available to download from the band's official website.

Pulled Apart By Horses - 2010 (Transgressive)

Their eponymous debut album was released on 21 June 2010, and the band were personally invited by Muse to support them on their UK tour.[10] They also toured with post-hardcore band Biffy Clyro.

Tough Love - 2012 (Transgressive)

The band released Tough Love on 23 January 2012; "V.E.N.O.M", the lead single from the album,[11] was released on 11 November 2011.

Band members

  • Tom Hudson – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • James Brown – lead guitar
  • Robert John Lee – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tommy Davidson – drums, percussion

Past members

  • Lee Vincent – drums, percussion

Compilation appearances

  • On The Bone Vol.2 (2008) (On The Bone Records)


  • Tour Traxx (2009)
  • Live At Leeds 12" Vinyl (2010)

Split singles

  • Pulled Apart By Horses/Holy State (2009)
  • DTTR 4x12" Vol 1 (2009)
  • Pulled Apart By Horses/Blood Red Shoes (2013)

Music Videos

  • "Meat Balloon" (2009)
  • "Back to the Fuck Yeah" (2010)
  • "High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive" (2010)
  • "Yeah Buddy" (2010)
  • "I Punched a Lion in the Throat" (2011)
  • "V.E.N.O.M." (2011)
  • "Wolf Hand" (2012)
  • "Bromance Ain't Dead" (2012)
  • "Epic Myth" (2012)
  • "Hot Squash" (2014)
  • "Lizard Baby" (2014)
  • "Medium Rare" (2014)
  • "Grim Deal" (2015)
  • "The Big What If" (2016)
  • "Hotel Motivation" (2016)


  1. ^ http://www.theklabristol.co.uk/live/743/pulled-apart-by-horses
  2. ^ http://www.gigwise.com/news/57935/Pulled-Apart-By-Horses-Muse-Asked-Us-To-Support-Them-On-UK-Tour
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlists/b082w0zn
  5. ^ http://diymag.com/2017/01/18/pulled-apart-by-horses-announce-new-album-the-haze
  6. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Pulled-Apart-By-Horses-Announce-New-Album-The-Haze-Out-317-20170118
  7. ^ Lowe, Chris. "Pulled Apart by Horses | Interviews & Features | 2008". Leedsmusicscene.net. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pulled Apart by Horses". Pulled Apart by Horses. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pulled Apart by Horses". Pulled Apart by Horses. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Pulled Apart By Horses: 'Muse Asked Us To Support Them On UK Tour'". Gigwise. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Buy Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love online at Play.com and read reviews. Free delivery to UK and Europe!". Play.com. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

External links

  • Pulled Apart by Horses official web site
  • Last.Fm Page
  • Unofficial Forum

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