Wunderhorse return with new single ‘Midas’

Wunderhorse have galloped back into view with the release of their brand-new single, ‘Midas’.


The track marks the indie-rocker’s first new release since their exceptional 2022 album Cub (one of our favourites of that year).

Since then, frontman Jacob Slater had briefly broken off from his brigade and released his own beautiful, slightly forlorn solo project last year, Pinky, I Love You.

New track ‘Midas’ clearly suits its name, as a reminder of the pitch-perfect touch of aggression with which the band attack their tunes – have a listen via its equally frenetic, Polocho-directed video below.

Describing how the song came together, Jacob has shared in rather beatnik terms: “The song was written in a bathtub in Paris, and forgotten about until it resurfaced in Minnesota.

“Midas is the guy who makes you feel like a pencil stub, all used up and nothing to show for it, but it’s always just business as far as he’s concerned.”

As the band’s debut album, Cub inevitably had a significant bearing on the shape and sound of Wunderhorse; but few first records have been quite so formative, as they went from playing pubs and basements to Glastonbury’s Woodsies and selling-out Kentish Town’s O2 Forum.

The LP and tour dates that followed helped solidify the outfit from being Jacob Slater’s project to being a fully-fledged band, with guitarist Harry Fowler, drummer Jamie Staples and bassist Peter Woodin.

Photo: Gabe Drechsler

This year, Wunderhorse will ride back onto the stages they belong, with supporting slots for Declan McKenna, as well as sets at Reading & Leeds Festival and co-headlining duties at Dot to Dot Festival alongside the Mercury-nominated duo Jockstrap.

Check out their forthcoming live dates below – and visit here to buy tickets.

10 Apr – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton *

12 Apr – Alexandra Palace, London *

13 Apr – The Brighton Centre, Brighton *

14 Apr – O2 Academy, Bournemouth *

16 May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

25 May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

26 May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

12-14 July – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

7-11 Aug – Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall

22-25 Aug – Reading and Leeds Festival

* Declan McKenna support

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