Brighton-based Prinzhorn are a duo consisting of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn whose band name was inspired by Dr Hans Prinzhorn, an art historian who collected artwork done by the mentally ill patients under his care!
Signed to DFA Records in 2006 the pair create a post punk sound that is both minimal and distinct, drawing their influences from the likes of The Fall, with comparisons to that of Depeche Mode and Joy Division.
The duo have a very organic approach when it comes to their music and its production, both self recording and producing their material from sheds, flats and a disused church in the UK where they also create visual art. More recently, negotiations with EMI (who licensed the debut album in UK) were put on hold while the eco friendly duo insisted upon the inclusion of special recycling clauses, ensuring that all of their material was made from recycled paper!
Today’s song is the first single from their 3rd and latest album ‘Home Economics’, which was released 9th June. Built upon a regimented drum beat and driving shadowy guitar, it’s spacious feel allows an intensity to build within the space it gives as tension spills from moody vocals. There is a sense of control, depth and atmosphere to this song, which is a sound that defines them.
Check out more on their website here