Horse Feathers have worked tirelessly over the past decade or so to spread word of their cause.
Five excellent albums have followed, alongside countless live shows and a supreme form of dedication.
New record 'Appreciation' is out now on the reliably excellent Kill Rock Stars label, largely laid down in Kentucky and matching 70s R&B influences to their DIY approach.
Album highlight 'Without Applause' has gained the video treatment, just as the band announce an all-too-rare UK tour.
Directed by Aubree Bernier-Clarke, it spins the tale of a happy clown, and there's an endearing simplicity to the clip.
Justin Ringle says of it: "When Aubree approached me with the idea of a clown being the protagonist of the video I naturally had a few reservations. But with the this record having a new sound I thought well at least the first impression of the video will be “this is different”. A lighter mood is a good change of pace for us."
Tune in now.
Catch Horse Feathers at the following shows:
24 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
25 Brighton The Prince Albert
26 London The Sebright Arms
27 Manchester Gullivers
28 Glasgow Glad Café
29 Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
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