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Getting To Know: I Break Horses

By Maria Lindén of I Break Horses on February 13, 2014

 

Getting To Know: I Break Horses

 

MY BAND'S SPIRIT ANIMAL


Well, it would have to be a wild horse. 


LEAST FAVORITE THING IN THE UNIVERSE


People that don't cover their mouths when sneezing/coughing from a bad cold in public areas.  


ON THE ROAD


We slept in a garage where there was a huge rat and we made our own rat trap consisting of a cheese track leading up to a wastebasket filled with water. We stayed up all night waiting for a splash sound. Felt like a good idea after a few beers. (Read: We are a successful and smart band.)  



I Break Horses video shoot outtake


WORST SHOW EVER


Probably Primavera in Portugal 2012. It was raining heavily and the stage got wet, so we were all terrified of being electrocuted to start with. In the middle of the set, there was this loud bang and my synthesizer broke and started sounding like a chicken, and I had to perform one of the most emotional slow songs in the set with that chicken-sounding synth. Don't think I pulled it through that successfully…  


BEST SHOW EVER


Supporting Sigur Rós at Wembley Arena in London.  

 


DREAM COLLABORATION


William Basinski.  


WE'LL KNOW WE'VE MADE IT WHEN...


We can tour overseas without losing thousands and thousands of dollars!  


IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC


In headphones on a train ride home from someone who broke your heart.


3 ALBUMS THAT INSPIRED I BREAK HORSES TO MAKE MUSIC

 

 Twin Peaks

(1990)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Stooges

Fun House

(1970)

 


 

 

 

 

 Spiritualized

Pure Phase

(1995)