The Horrors reveal stories behind tracks from new album 'Luminous'

Band discuss new album in NME interview

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The Horrors have revealed the inspirations and influences behind their new album 'Luminous'.

The band will release their fourth studio LP on May 5, and they reveal all about the album to NME in a new interview and track-by-track guide to the album in this week's magazine.

Speaking about the track 'I See You', which was unveiled yesterday and can be heard at the bottom of the page, bassist Rhys Webb says: "When we were writing, this track made us realise we were going in the right direction. It started to shape the final picture."

Guitarist Joshua Hayward said of 'Jealous Son': "It's a guitar monster. I studied vocal patterns because I wanted it to sound like a chorus of different people, not just a Foo Fighters-esque quadrupled-tracked guitar doing one thing." Frontman Faris Badwan, meanwhile, said opening track 'Chasing Shadows' had been made like a techno track, while 'First Day Of Spring' is described by Hayward as a "fast-moving train that has no intention of stopping" and is, according to fellow member Tom Cowan, one of "the least electronic tracks on the album".

To read the band's full in-depth guide to the album, pick up the new issue of NME, available on newsstands and digitally from Wednesday (February 26).

The Horrors are set to perform at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas. The ceremony takes place this week (February 26) at London's O2 Academy Brixton, and will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and NME columnist Huw Stephens. Drenge, Metronomy and Godlike Geniuses Blondie are also all set to perform live. Paul McCartney will also attend to collect the special, one-off honour of NME's Songwriter's Songwriter, while Damon Albarn will collect the brand new NME Award For Innovation.

The NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas will be streamed live for the first time in its history on February 26. Fans will be able to watch all the action from 8PM at www.nme.com/awards.

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with eight in total. Haim follow closely with six nominations while Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. Voting has now closed.

Ceremony tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are on sale right now. Get yours here.

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