The Royal Festival Hall performance is the Whyte Horses Experience’s second ever London live date, following their hugely successful show at the Barbican in May 2017.
Throughout 2016, Pop or Not gathered momentum and was awarded The Piccadilly Records Album Of The Year. At the end of 2016, Whyte Horses also re-recorded the entirety of Pop or Not, which featured a choir of children from St Bartholomew’s School Choir. In a recording made at the historic RAK Studios in London, the 17 children, aged 6 and 11, added a sense of pure unadulterated joy and their own fresh interpretation of this psychedelic pop album.
‘Whyte Horses began as a fantasy, a daydream. I was sat in a car park on a gloomy day when I had an epiphany, a vision of a girl group playing songs in a Mexican church, that was how the idea of the band was born. Since that moment everything we’ve done has had an element of trying to make idealistic fantasies reality.
‘From the creation of the band, I’ve always believed that we had to make what would be our ultimate record or ultimate show. I used to watch bands from the sidelines deeply frustrated knowing it was never quite what I wanted to see and hear.
‘We approach each gig as stand-alone event in which we attempt to bring together all of our favourite films, music, art and squeeze it into one evening. We want to create an experience, a night that feels like The Velvet Underground soundtracking a Stan Brakhage film, or The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour with an Exploding Plastic Inevitable-inspired lightshow.
‘We’ve invited like-minded special guests to perform songs with us in a quasi TV special format, between songs from our albums Pop or Not and Empty Words. The Whyte Horses Experience is a place to hide away and forget about the outside world for a couple of hours.’
Dom Thomas, Whyte Horses