The Horrors - 'Luminous'

The Horrors - 'Luminous'

Music journalists aren’t clairvoyants, but stay in this game long enough to get cynical, and eventually you begin to fancy your ability to read from the meagre tea leaves of a debut single or a Miles Kane support slot. We like to think we’re...

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The Horrors

The Horrors

An hour before The Horrors are due to headline the Y Not Festival, their show is in jeopardy. Things start looking pretty bad when Mystery Jets, just four songs into their Main Stage support slot, are forced to abandon their instruments and nip...

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The Horrors - 'Best Thing I Never Had'

The Horrors - 'Best Thing I Never Had'

Defying expectation has long been The Horrors’ manifesto, but this latest twist is shocking even by their standards, as Faris Badwan covers Beyoncé in the Live Lounge for Fearne Cotton. The result? Undoubtedly the greatest song psychedelic...

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Album Review: The Horrors - 'Skying'

The Horrors - 'Skying'

There’s nothing like sticking it to your naysayers. After being dropped from their record label and written off by critics, The Horrors had two options: they could have sacked off the music industry and cried blackened tears over their...

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Live Review: Primavera Sound

Live Review: Primavera Sound

A motorik thudding announces the arrival of The Horrors, like an ominous cloud over the Iberian coastline. Barcelona’s seafront is the perfect spot to witness the London-based quintet taking (occluding?) their place in the sun and dispatching...

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Album review: The Horrors

Album review: The Horrors

At first sight, you could easily have dismissed The Horrors as haircuts, scenesters, talentless art-school chancers. Sure, after listening to the brilliant, bilious racket of their debut ‘Strange House’, you might have struggled a bit more....

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Live Review: The Horrors

Live Review: The Horrors

It’s a road-to-Damascus moment. An epiphany. A revelation. Or is it just a load of journalists stood in an arty east London cinema watching a massively hyped band get even more hyped? Well, the answer is all of the above and much, much more...

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The Horrors

The Horrors

If ever there was a tune specifically made for strutting down the road looking like the coolest cat on God’s green earth, it would no doubt sound exactly like this. Quite possibly the best song from their debut album (Surely that’s a bit like...

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The Horrors: Carling Academy 2, iverpool & Club Academy, Manchester: Fri 23 March & Sat 24 March

The Horrors: Carling Academy 2, iverpool & Club...

Far be it from us to generalise about a nation of over 300million people, but America is a country full of easily scared, lily-livered wimps. If a bit of innocent bin-throwing and bar-trashing gets their hackles up, then God knows how they sleep...

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The Horrors

The Horrors

Currently petrifying View fans on our indie rock tour, Southend’s skinniest goth ghouls get down to the grizzly business of selling records. Drooling and thrashing like Dracula in a blood bank, Faris hollers all manner of granny-frightening...

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