With the final date on the UK leg of their tour being a stop at the Brudenell Social Club, an old haunt for the band and in the city where the four lads first joined forces, Pulled Apart By Horses were sure to remind the home crowd why they’re one of the Leeds’ greatest, and craziest, musical exports.

With boundless energy from band and crowd alike, the guys tore through new tracks ‘The Haze’ and ‘The Big What If’ before launching into older fan favourites, including the rapturously received ‘I Punched A Lion In The Throat’, ‘Back To The Fuck Yeah’, and ‘High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive’.  Breakneck riffs, an endless conveyor belt of stage divers, and unstoppable mosh-pits spoke volumes for Pulled Apart’s unapologetically high-velocity set.

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Skipping an encore in favour of unimpeded momentum (and post-gig pints), some madcap highlights of the rest of the set include a brilliantly realised, pitch-perfect cover of one of The Beatles’ maddest songs, ‘Helter Skelter’, and a cardboard cut-out of Ready Steady Cook’s culinary bastion Ainsley Harriott emerging from backstage for some head-banging, before being torn to shreds.

Like all the maddest things in rock n’ roll condensed into a single hour, Pulled Apart By Horses successfully and succinctly delivered a delightfully insane evening full of raucous and relentless rock carnage.

5/5

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