AN HORSE started out in 2008 as an after-work hobby for Kate Cooper (guitar, vocals) and Damon Cox (drums, vocals). The two friends worked together in a basement record store in Brisbane, Australia called Skinny's Music and would set up and rehearse there after hours and mess around with song ideas. After recording an EP's worth of material, Kate handed a rough mix CD to Canadian duo Tegan and Sara at an in-store appearance at Skinny's. They liked the songs so much that they invited the band to tour the US on The Con/Out Of Hibernation Tour. Off the strength of those shows An Horse signed with then new NYC label Mom + Pop and went on to release 2 albums; 2009's Rearrange Beds and 2011's Walls.
Further touring included runs with Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Cage The Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Cursive, The Appleseed Cast, Kaki King, Telekinesis and Nada Surf. Festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Green Man, Hurricane, Southside and Falls Festivals also took place, as well as performing Camp Out on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2010’s Beds Rearranged EP was also released and features remixes of An Horse songs by members of TV On The Radio, RAC and more.
The band took an extended break from 2013-2017, returning in 2018 to tour with The Front Bottoms in the US and in Canada with fellow Aussies Camp Cope. They then entered the studio with Mike Sapone to record new single Get Out Somehow, out now.