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Pulled Apart By Horses play shop gig in Norwich
Sophie Little, BBC Blast reporter for Norfolk
By Sophie Little
BBC Blast reporter, Norfolk

Pulled Apart By Horses in Norwich
Pulled Apart By Horses play an intimate show in a Norwich shop

Leeds band Pulled Apart By Horses played to an intimate crowd at an in-store gig in Norwich on 15 July 2010.

The awesome foursome are due to support stadium-rockers Muse in September at the Lancashire County Cricket Club in front of 65,000 people.

They're also due to play this month's I-Tunes Festival with Biffy Clyro, who they supported on tour this year.

The 150 lucky ticket holders were treated to the secret show in men's clothes shop Dogfish on Bedford Street.

Pulled Apart By Horses are renowned for their phenomenal live performances and their in-store show, with the crowd gathered tightly round on the shop floor, was no exception.

Within one note of their show, a guitar amplifier was sent hurtling across the stage after an overly eager manoeuvre from guitarist James Brown.

The band played at the Norwich Arts Centre last year and have shared stages with several local bands, including metal-infused outfit English Telling, who filled the shop show's support slot.

Muse show

With no difference in the energy of performance between small in-store shows and huge festival slots, you'd be forgiven for thinking the boys are indifferent to the magnitude of supporting Muse.

Pulled Apart By Horses
Fans gather around the band as they perform on the shop floor

"It's beyond comprehension," said drummer Lee Vincent. "You just have to do what you do and hope some people like it."

Despite the success of their new self-titled debut album, the band are quick to deny any dreams of stadium fame.


"We're success hungry in the way that we want to have a living as a band and fulfil ourselves as a band and have fun, but we're not fame hungry," said Lee.

"We're happy to just keep going and see what happens really, we don't have goals."

"We're never going to be Muse," added singer and guitarist Tom Hudson.

"Unless James [guitarist] starts wearing tin foil helmets and coming on stage in a space hopper, or something!"

The Norwich show provided fans with an up-close glimpse of the band ahead of slots at the Reading and Leeds festivals, The Underage Festival in London's Victoria Park and Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium.

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