The critically acclaimed, Mercury nominated success of Primary Colours proved to sneering naysayers that there was far more to The Horrors than snarling garage-punk, and now they’re back to consolidate their huge leap forward on that record with a new album, Skying. It will be released on XL Recordings on the 11th July, and the first single from it will be ‘Still Life’, which I just so happened to catch Zane Lowe playing on my drive home. If you missed it, the band have already stuck it up on Youtube, so you can have a listen below:
It’s spacious, calm, and the furthest yet that the band have ended up from the sounds of Strange House – but thanks to Faris’ commanding vocal, it’s still unmistakably The Horrors. Here’s hoping that this is but the tip of a glorious iceberg.
The Horrors have a trio of sold-out UK dates lined up in July, as well as a few festival appearances later in the summer – including Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Field Day, and Rock En Seine. All the details can be found on the band’s website here.
Skying is due out on XL Recordings on the 11th July.