Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs Fill 10th Album Full of Horse Tales

Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs Fill 10th Album Full of Horse Tales

Clippity Clop, the tenth album from Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, will be released on May 4th via Transdreamer Records. And while Holly insists that the tracklisting is simply “what came out best from a batch of songs we wanted to do,” titles such as “Carpet of Horses,” “I Ride an Old Paint,” “Pinto Pony” “Jinny Mule” and “Black Horse Blues” suggest an obvious theme. After all, London-born Golightly and her Brokeoffs bandmate and life partner, Texas native Lawyer Dave, have for many years resided on a large plot of land in the woods near Danielsville, Georgia, where they run a horse rescue farm.

“I’ve ridden horses my entire life,” says Golightly, formerly of the British garage-punk band The Headcoatees. “I used to be a horse trainer. I did long distance riding: 25 miles as a matter of course, three to four times a week. And that’s a really long time to be out in the wilderness on your own, with only the occasional coyote for company… A horse is a herd animal. So when you take them out of their safety zone, when it’s just me and a horse out there on a trail in the middle of nowhere, they get comfort from the sound of humming and singing.” And new songs were written in this unconventional way.

The pair intends to take their distinct brand of stripped down, stompin’ punk-country roots music on the road for a U.S. tour subsequent to the album’s release. We assume they won’t be traveling on horseback for that, but you never know…

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