The five members of The Horrors came together in their late teens, after linking up in Southend and London, and bonding over ’60s garage-psych freak-out music. After barely a year, The Horrors graced their first NME cover and were hailed as the "new Sex Pistols". The Horrors used to be bipolar, brutalist, us vs. them, pure and simple. It has now erupted out of the monochrome, into jaw-dropping Technicolor – lurid, textural, astonishingly detailed. What was born in an explosion of feedback and noise has mutated into something else entirely. Something like a revelation. An unexplored world: shadowy and macabre, yet lush, organic, almost phantasmagoric. Their impeccably lush sound highlights the use of synthesizers and ominous bass riffs while incorporating hints of The Cure with a tinge of Echo and the Bunnymen. Their self-produced third album, "Skying," will be released by XL Recordings on July 11.
Tickets will go on sale Sunday 6/19 at 10am.
Added by Bimbos 365 Club on June 14, 2011