The Horrors

The Horrors released their 4th album “Luminous” midway through last year, and I’ve been meaning to include them in this email ever since.  The band formed in 2005 in London, released singles and an E.P. over the next few years until their debut album “Strange House” came out in ’07.  The band was more punk back then, but then morphed into a more experimental goth, shoegaze sound when they released “Primary Colours” in ’09.  Geoff Barrows from Portishead co-produced the album which explains some of the change in sound.   The album was extremely well-received in the U.K., even getting named Album of the Year by NME.  The band self-produced their 3rd album “Skying” which continue to draw on atmosphere and showed some commonalities with My Bloody Valentine and the Psychedelic Furs.  You can still hear these elements on their latest release, which reminds me a lot of some of the UK alternative bands from the ‘80s.  The band is all about atmosphere, and better listened to under the album format rather than singles.  This may explain why the band hasn’t experienced success in the U.S. like they have in the U.K.  However, I’ve selected probably the two most accessible songs that could work as singles on the radio that hopefully you’ll enjoy.

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