Country rock sextet Brown Horse will headline a run of UK and Ireland tour dates including Manchester and Liverpool gigs.

They will headline at Manchester gig at The Eagle Inn with their Liverpool date set for Kazimier Stockroom.

The tour comes in support of Brown Horses’ debut album Reservoir which landed earlier this year through Loose Music.

Brown Horse will open the tour at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint in March, one of 22 dates they are headlining through to May.

Rooted in a collaborative approach to songwriting, the six-piece mix guitar-driven 90s alternative rock with the folk and country sounds of the 70s.  Whilst the album was recorded in just four days, the collaborative effort was years in the making.

Starting life in 2018 as a folk quartet, Emma Tovell, Nyle Holihan, Patrick Turner and Rowan Braham spent their early days playing old time standards and original material in pubs across England. Coming back together in 2022 post-pandemic, the group moved towards a heavier, guitar-driven sound. Introducing Ben Auld to the band on drums, Brown Horse began to make a name for themselves in the resurgent scene of their adopted hometown, Norwich. With the addition of Phoebe Troup in the summer of 2023 completing the line-up, Brown Horse made the short drive to Sickroom Studios, where they spent four days recording with Owen Turner.

“When it came time to record, the most difficult thing was working out which songs we would have to leave out” they said of the album.  “All of us in Brown Horse are songwriters, and each of us have been writing for years, which meant we were walking into the studio with a pretty big back catalogue of songs we couldn’t hope to record all of in just a few days. In the end, we felt that the songs which make up ‘Reservoir’ shared something tonally; a kind of dark undercurrent which verges on desperation at points. It’s kind of a sad album, which is strange given how much fun we had making it.”

When do Brown Horse headline at The Eagle Inn?

Brown Horse headline at The Eagle Inn on 22 March 2024.  They headline at Liverpool’s Kazimier Stockroom on 19 March.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 22 dates they will headline:
6 March – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
7 March – Edinburgh, Leith Depot
8 March – Newcastle, Bobiks
9 March – Halifax, The Grayston Unity
12 March – Brighton, The Folklore Rooms
13 March – Guildford, The Keep
14 March – Margate, Where Else?
15 March – London, The Shacklewell Arms
17 March – Luton, The Bear Club
19 March – Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
20 March – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
21 March – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
22 March – Manchester, The Eagle Inn
23 March – Darwen, Sunbird Records
24 March – Leeds, Oporto
28 March – Bristol, The Canteen
29 March – Newport, Le Pub
30 March – Worth Matravers, Square & Compass
3 April – Norwich, Voodoo Daddy’s
4 April – Ipswich, The Smokehouse
5 April – High Wycombe, Ramblin’ Roots Revue
2 May – Dublin, Upstairs @ Whelan’s

image of Brown Horse courtesy Katie Jones Barlow