Big No No – “Hold Your Horses”


Out today from Stockholm-based rockers Big No No, “Hold Your Horses” blasts off quickly with twangy guitar charisma and exuberant vocal shimmering. A title-bearing refrain enamors amidst the colorful guitar licks, echoing a punchy throwback power-pop vibrancy. Added distortion exhilarates during the refrain’s punctuation, and into the playful Matthew McConaughey reference.

A soaring guitar line approaches the two-minute turn with an anthemic ’90s alt-rock nostalgia, bringing it all together for a final “hold your horses,” repetition. Alongside producer Christoffer Zakrisson, the band crafts an exciting, hooky rock charisma throughout this punchy rock charmer.

“Hold Your Horses” marks the band’s first single from their upcoming album. They will be releasing a series of singles throughout the fall, building toward the album’s release in spring 2024.

Check out the track’s music video:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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