“…Justin Ringle’s semi-whispered vocals and rainy, backwoods milieu, coupled with the poignant string decorations of multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick.” Mojo
“This music is fingerspun nostalgia. The past don’t change.” Plan B
“House with No Home is beautiful, eerie and the most accomplished record I have heard this year.” Big Cheese *****
“…simply stunning” NME (8/10)
“…defines an eerie space where the skeleton of a story lies: no exposition, no names, just hints of a grief and outrage…” Pitchfork
“Horse Feathers will tickle your emotions and send you galloping through your own personal pastures.” Tracer
After fronting several rock bands in his native Idaho, singer/songwriter, Justin Ringle moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004 and began focusing on acoustic music, playing open mics regularly under the moniker, Horse Feathers. In 2005, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick heard a couple of Justin’s demos and offered to help ‘flesh them out’. In February 2006 the duo went into Skyler Norwood’s Miracle Lake studios and recorded their debut album, Words are Dead, which was released that September on Portland label, Lucky Madison. Later that year, Peter’s sister, Heather Broderick joined the group on cello and by 2007, Horse Feathers began featuring a rotating cast of instrumentalists backing Justin’s guitar and vocals.
Justin and the Brodericks returned to Miracle Lake studios in the fall and winter of 2007 and recorded House With No Home, which was released on Kill Rock Stars in the Spring of 2008. Around that time, Peter left the country to pursue music in Europe, and Nathan Crockett was enlisted to cover violin duties. Several months later, Heather also left the group to pursue other musical projects and cellist, Catherine Odell came on board. The current line-up was rounded out at the beginning of 2009 when Sam Cooper joined as a multi-instrumentalist. As a four piece, the group has been touring extensively and have just completely their third full length album to be released on Kill Rock Stars next year
Horse Feathers will be touring the UK in December.
UK Tour Dates:
Monday 7th December – London, Hoxton Bar & Grill
Tuesday 8th December – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
Wednesday 9th December – Manchester, Dulcimer
Thursday 10th December – Glasgow, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
Friday 11th December – Dublin, Academy 2
Saturday 12th December – Belfast, Speakeasy