When Dark Horses come to the stage, you know about it. Front-woman Lisa Elle sometimes has her face shrouded. But then again, sometimes she decides not to conceal it. You never know – Dark Horses will always keep their audience on their toes.
And this underpins what’s the band’s all about, as Lisa Elle explains.
“We’re always changing things and mixing things up. And we always work with different people to the point that we’re not really a ‘band’ in the way that people think of a band. We didn’t really ‘form’, we just morphed into what we are because some of us had recorded some songs and needed a band to play them live. But the line up has changed over time, it’s a very fluid process but it does mean that things are always fresh.”
And ‘fresh’ is the key word. The band’s latest record, Hail Lucid State, was recorded in just two and a half days.
“We recorded it very quickly but that made us react to being in the studio in a very brave way.”
Elle, who’s a trained woodwind musician and pianist – says her voice is her best instrument.
Dark Horses rock The Greystones, Greystones Road, Tuesday, March 25.