The Horrors 'channel Hawkwind' for new album

Guitarist Josh Hayward says the band will start recording after the festival season

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Horrors

The Horrors have revealed that they will start work on their fourth album as soon as the festival season is over.

Guitarist Josh Hayward told NME that the band expect to go off in a new direction for the follow-up to 'Skying'. He said: "We've started some new material but it's still gestating. I've been telling people the new album is going to sound like Hawkwind, but I'm sure it'll take a big tangent when we get in there. That's what usually happens. It's never a premeditated thing – we just see what's happening when we play together."

The sessions will take place at The Horrors' newly-expanded studio, a former loading bay in East London. And Hayward added that Radiohead had become unexpected benefactors to the band. "Ed O'Brien from Radiohead bought the Young Turks people next door their own studio, so they're out and we've got all this space and we'll be able to jam out for ages," said Hayward. "That's why Ed O'Brien is our new favourite person."

Hayward was speaking after playing Budapest's Sziget festival last weekend. They will return to the UK to play the Reading and Leeds festivals next weekend. But he added that Leeds last year will be difficult to top. He said: "When we played Leeds last year, the power cut out during ‘Still Life’, right at the crescendo of the song. The sound went off, the lights went down and no-one knew what to do.

"I was running around trying to get Faris a megaphone. Then the crowd just started singing and for five minutes we sang the chorus with them. It was amazing – I walked away from Leeds feeling it was my favourite festival in the world ever. Maybe I'll pour water over all the plug sockets before we go on this year to try and make it happen again."

Watch The Horrors perform 'Changing The Rain' below.


Read More On This Artist

The Horrors - 'Changing The Rain' (Live) The Horrors - 'Changing The Rain' (Live)

Video: The Horrors - 'Changing The Rain' (Live)

More News
Yoko Ono declares Ringo Starr 'the most influential Beatle'
Father John Misty releases exclusive track 'I Loved You, Honeybee' on heart-shaped vinyl
Wire unveil new video for 'Burning Bridges' – watch
Migos arrested mid-show for drug and gun possession
Peter, Bjorn and John unveil first new song in four years – listen
Nicolas Jaar confirms first solo release in four years
'Boardwalk Empire''s Michael Shannon to perform The Smiths' 'The Queen...
Joan Jett performs with Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - watch
Copies of U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' Record Store Day release sold with Tool EP inside
Fall Out Boy: 'No one else can do anything the way Green Day does'
Jay Z wins lawsuit against sound engineer claiming co-ownership of hit songs
Kanye West joins the Weeknd onstage at Coachella - watch
Glastonbury resale tickets sell out in 12 minutes
Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Karen O and more pay tribute to Lou Reed at Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Florence + The Machine unveil new track 'As Far As I Could Get' - listen
Foo Fighters play Ohio record store for Record Store Day, Dave Grohl arrives on motorcycle
Run The Jewels release new track 'Bust No Moves' - listen
Florence + The Machine's second Coachella set cut to 30 minutes due to broken foot
Four Tet plays surprise set at London's Phonica for Record Store Day - watch
Jay Z's Tidal streaming service parts ways with CEO just two weeks after launch
Video evidence of Suge Knight's alleged hit-and-run attack released by court - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM