The lovely Kate Cooper of An Horse helped us out by letting us dig her brain for her deepest and darkest secrets behind her musical genius. Canada bound, this Australian duo is making a quick stop at River’s Edge Festival on June 23rd in St. Paul to perform and take in the local scenery.
Working with her band-mate at a local record store, An Horse decided to take the leap and do what they knew best: make music. With only one US tour date in their near future, make sure you stop by River’s Edge in St. Paul and check out what this duo has to offer. From what we know, you won’t be sorry!
Where did the name “An Horse” come from? Kate, we understand it was your idea?
My sister used to live next door to me and she once told me that an before h was correct in some cases. Anyways it became a big joke between us. One day she gave me a jumper with An Horse sewn into it. People used to ask me if it was a band before it was. When Damon and I decided to start a band we needed a name and just used An Horse.
I eat a lot of chocolate everyday. A lot. I am serious about it. Good chocolate.
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Coffee and or chocolate.
Where are you most likely grabbing late-night grub after a show?
It depends where we are. If there is a Vietnamese or Thai place we will hit that. More often than not it’s shitty pizza.
Do you have a favorite Minneapolis-based band or artist? Who is it?
Twitter or Facebook?
A real book.
Beer or Liquor?
Bus, Bike or car?
Celebrity you’d like to go on a date with?
Kristen Scott Thomas but I don’t want to go on a date. I just want to hang out with her. She is wonderful. I don’t need to go on a date.
Favorite venue to play?
Oh wow…umm 9:30 club in DC, Metropolis in Montreal, the Zoo in our hometown of Brisbane. First Avenue!
Do you have a day job? If so, what do you do?
I write songs.
Minneapolis or St. Paul?
I don’t want to cause tension however, one of my closest friends was born in St. Paul so I have to go with that…BUT honestly I love them both.