Emerging from the soundscape that brought about bands like Sonic Youth and Curve, industrial/alternative-rock band Garbage released a new single, “No Horses” last month. Today, we are presented with the song’s video. You can watch it above.
The video starts off with frontwoman Shirley Manson dressed in a Little Red Riding Hood-esque cloak, washing blood off someone’s feet, and just unravels from there—peppered in is footage from riots, uprisings and of course some horses galloping, all while her and the band are trapped in some David Lynch-like red room scenario.
Director Scott Stuckey said of the video:
“It’s been my observation that when governments disregard their citizens for their own greed, the ensuing soundtrack usually kicks ass. Like Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam’ or the Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell,’ ‘No Horses’ made me realize that I’m not going insane, these really are fucked up times. The lyrics are powerful so the challenge was to add something visually that wouldn’t ruin the individual’s interpretation.”
The proceeds from “No Horses” will go towards the International Committee Of The Red Cross through the end of next year—the single is available here. Garbage kicked off their co-headlining “Rage & Rapture Tour” with Blondie on July 5, and will be touring the U.S. for the duration of the summer. You can check out their tour dates below, and find our photos from a recent Garbage show here.
Garbage Tour Dates:
02 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Mann Center For the Performing Arts
03 – Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
05 – Raleigh, N.C. @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre
06 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
08 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
09 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
11 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live
12 – Dallas, Texas @ Southside Ballroom
14 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Palacio de Los Deportes
15 – Indio, Cali. @ Fantasy Springs Casino*
16 – Del Mar, Calif. @ Kaaboo Festival*
20th-21st – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Coordenada Festival*
(* – Dates not part of Rage & Rapture tour)