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The Horrors

Beginning as a big-haired, black-clad garage punk outfit and soon morphing into something more experimental, the Horrors featured singer Faris Badwan, bassist Tomethy Furse, guitarist Joshua Von Grimm, drummer Coffin Joe, and keyboardist Spider Webb. The Horrors formed in the summer of 2005 and quickly gained notoriety around London for their look, sound, and brief but frantic live shows. Loog soon signed them, and the Horrors released their official debut single, Sheena Is a Parasite/Jack the Ripper, in spring 2006. The buzz around the band reached a peak that summer: the Horrors DJ'ed at the Troubled Minds club night, had to reschedule in-store appearances because of crowd concerns, and released their second single, Death at the Chapel. They also reissued Sheena Is a Parasite as a limited-edition DVD single. The song's startling video was directed by Chris Cunningham and featured actress Samantha Morton as Sheena. Late that summer, the band signed to Stolen Transmission in the U.S. and released a self-titled EP that fall. They also issued the Count in Fives single in the U.K. around that time. The Gloves single arrived early in 2007, heralding the release of the Horrors' full-length debut, Strange House, which arrived in the U.K. that March and in the U.S. in May. In 2008, Webb and Furse formed the analog synth project Spider & the Flies, and released the album Something Clockwork This Way Comes. For 2009's Primary Colours, the band worked with Cunningham and Portishead's Geoff Barrow as co-producers, opting for a very different sound that mixed shoegaze, post-punk, and goth; the album was released by XL that spring and earned several critical raves, including NME's Album of the Year. In between albums, Badwan teamed with Canadian opera singer Rachel Zeffira for the hazy pop project Cat's Eyes, which released its self-titled debut in early 2011. The Horrors self-produced their follow-up, 2011's Skying, which featured a lighter yet still atmospheric sound that drew comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and the Psychedelic Furs. In 2012, they released the remix companion album Higher and embarked on an extensive tour. In 2013, they began recording new material with producer Craig Silvey. Early the following year, the single "I See You" reflected the more expansive direction of their fourth album, Luminous, which arrived in May 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
The Horrors

Top Songs by
The Horrors

  1.   Song
  2.   Something to Remember Me By
  3.   Machine
  4.   Sea Within a Sea
  5.   Still Life
  6.   Endless Blue
  7.   Wild Eyed
  8.   I See You
  9.   Count in Fives
  10.   I Can See Through You
  11.   Jack the Ripper
  12.   Do You Remember
  13.   Who Can Say
  14.   Little Victories
  15.   First Day of Spring
  16.   Oceans Burning
  17.   Monica Gems
  18.   Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
  19.   Changing the Rain
  20.   Scarlet Fields
  21.   Horrors' Theme
  22.   Thunderclaps
  23.   Draw Japan
  24.   Sleepwalk
  25.   Mine and Yours
  26.   Change Your Mind
  27.   In and Out of Sight
  28.   So Now You Know
  29.   Chasing Shadows
  30.   Moving Into Blue
  31.   Comes in Waves
  32.   You Said
  33.   Moving Further Away
  34.   Primary Colours
  35.   Mirror's Image
  36.   I Only Think of You
  37.   I Can't Control Myself
  38.   Gloves
  39.   Falling Star
  40.   Sheena Is a Parasite
  41.   Whole New Way
  42.   Jealous Sun
  43.   Gil Sleeping
  44.   A Train Roars
  45.   Three Decades
  46.   New Ice Age
  47.   She Is the New Thing

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