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

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