The Horrors: ‘We want to start work on ‘Skying’ follow-up soon’ – video

Rhys Webb also reckons scooping Best Album gong is proof they're 'doing the right thing'

The Horrors have revealed they’re keen to get started on a follow-up to ‘Skying’ as soon as possible after picking up the Best Album gong for the LP at the NME Awards earlier this week (February 29).

Speaking to NME in a video interview you can watch by clicking the at the top of the page, bassist Rhys Webb hinted they’d set to work on the material in the summer once they’ve completed touring duties.

He said:

We’re playing a few more shows which takes us up until about May, and we’ve got our studio to just get back in and start working. I think we’d probably like to be there right now really, but we’ve got a few more things to do and then we’ll be writing and recording and back to work.

Speaking about their prize, meanwhile – for which they fended off competition from Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines, PJ Harvey and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – he said: “I think the best thing about it is our whole thing has just been doing what we want to do and what makes us happy in the studio.

“This record is the first one we produced ourselves, and got our own space and recorded and worked on it for however long it took us, and it’s been the most successful one so far so it’s fantastic. It means we’re doing the right thing.”

To watch the 2012 NME Awards in full, tune in to Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm (GMT). Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am (GMT) the same day.

To read all about the awards and all the shenanigans from the night, pick up next week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands next Wednesday (March 7) or available digitally.

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