Band speak to NME about the recording of their third record

The Horrors have told NME how Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow inspired them to take the plunge and produce their forthcoming third album themselves.

The band were speaking in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now, or available digitally. They said that Barrow, who produced their last effort ‘Primary Colours’, put the idea in their heads during the recording of that record.

Bassist Rhys Webb said: “When we were working with Geoff it was kind of his suggestion [to go it alone]. He was into the way in which we attacked them [the songs]. And towards the end of the process, he said, ‘Why don’t you guys just go for it yourselves next time?'”

The band have confirmed they have written 10 new songs for the album, which they are recording in Dalston in their hometown of London. No release date has been scheduled yet.

The Horrors are in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now, or available digitally.

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