For most bands, the release of their debut album is a place to stop, and reflect - for Whyte Horses, though, it was merely a stopping off point.
'Pop Or Not' emerged earlier this year, but almost immediately afterwards the band hatched a plan to radically re-work the material... with school kids.
Working with St Bartholomew’s School Choir, the band re-recorded their debut album, applying a renewed sense of youthful wonder in the process.
Whyte Horses’ frontman Dom Thomas explains further the ideas behind the project:
"For years I had been toying with the idea of making a record with kids performing cover songs that ordinarily a group of children would never be asked to sing. The inspiration came from a late 70s record called The Langley Schools Project, the brainchild of a music teacher called Hans Fenger. Like me, he had no formal musical training and had to rely on his ear and intuition to get across his ideas to musicians. The most important aspect in the way this record was put together was that the songs were stripped back to allow the children to truly express themselves. For me that’s when the magic can happen, allowing the listener to embrace the imperfections of recordings."
Clash has nabbed a video of 'She Owns The World', focussing on the recording session itself. Wonderfully creative, you can tune in below.