The Horrors give away new single online for free, announce new album release date

They also announce their comeback tour

The Horrors have made their comeback single, ‘Sea Within A Sea’, available to download for free from today (March 17). The track is the first single to be taken from their second album, ‘Primary Colours’, which is released on May 4.

A video to the track can be seen by scrolling down now.

As previously reported, a timer appeared on last week – although the band didn’t reveal what would happen when it reached zero.

When the timer finished counting down – at exactly midnight tonight – the single became available for free to members of The Horrors mailing list. Fans can also buy the song from iTunes.

The eight-minute song was produced by Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow last summer.

Furthermore, a video for the song is available to view by scrolling down now.

Directed by The Jesus and Mary Chain‘s Douglas Hart, the short shows the band performing the song in full in a studio, with a psychedelic projection interspersed throughout.

The Horrors have also announced their live comeback. The band will play London‘s Rich Mix Cinema on Bethnal Green Road next Monday (March 23), with tickets onsale now.

After that, they fly to the US for a tour with The Kills, before returning to the UK in May for a full tour.

The Horrors play the following UK venues this May:

Leeds Brudnell Social Club (May 25)
Newcastle University Basement (26)
Aberdeen Moshulu (28)
Glasgow King Tuts (29)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (June 1)
Birmingham Barfly (2)
Bristol Thekla (3)
Brighton Concorde 2 (4)

To read the full story on The Horrors new album, ‘Primary Colours’, make sure you pick up a copy of the next issue of NME, on sale across the UK from March 18.

To read NME.COM‘s exclusive ‘first listen’ report on ‘Primary Colours’, head to the NME Office Blog.

To check the availability of The Horrors tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.