The Horrors: 'We won't ever headline arenas'

Joshua Hayward also gives an update on the band's plans for the follow-up to 'Skying'

The Horrors: 'We won't ever headline arenas'

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The Horrors have spoken about their recent UK arena tour supporting Florence And The Machine and have said it hasn't given them a hunger to headline venues like that themselves.

Speaking to NME, guitarist Joshua Hayward said that, although the band had enjoyed the opportunity, they don't have any ambitions to play enormodomes on their own tours.

"Arenas are crazy, the lights are so bright it's like your playing on your own, you can't see anyone," he said. "I don't think The Horrors will ever play arenas. Doing arena tours are not as fun because you're in the middle of bloody nowhere and just surrounded by horrible white walls."

He continued: "When we tour we like to go out into the town and have a look around and actually enjoy our time there rather than just sitting around and waiting. I can see why people who do arena tours all the time end up going mental because you've just got nothing to do."

Hayward also spoke about the band's plans for their fourth studio album and said that they would begin work on the follow-up to 'Skying' when they finish their summer tour.

He said of this: "In the autumn we're going to write a new record, we'll go back into our studio and record it and hopefully get it out as soon as we can. We haven't started it yet because we all write together, but we've all got a few ideas."

To read a new interview with The Horrors, pick up the new issue of NME which is on UK newsstands and available digitally.

The Horrors are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Horrors are also among the bands playing an intimate hometown show as part of JD Roots, who have partnered with NME to support local music and search for Britain's Best Small Venue. The band will play Southend Chinnerys on May 9, with The Cribs returning to Wakefield Theatre Royal on May 16 and Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic playing Glasgow's King Tut's on May 3.

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