I Break Horses is the music of Swedish musician Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck. She sprang to my attention recently when I came across the new video for her track Hearts. The track is a beautiful piece of music with a cracking beat that just grabs your attention. The sound is influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Coctau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain, yet Lindén manages to take these influences and add to them her beautifully hushed vocals to create a sound that is also sweet and sultry.
Credit must also be given to the video’s director Alex Southam who seems to have captured the essence of I Break Horses perfectly by linking their sound with the often wild and beautiful backdrop of nature. Back in 2009, I Break Horses signed to Bella Union (Beach House, Fleet Foxes), and last week they launched a website so hopefully we’ll be hearing a full debut album before the year is out.