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

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