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

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