The Horrors

Formed 2005.

UK psychedelic/garage rock band

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The Horrors - 6 Music Festival highlights

Extended highlights of The Horrors' set at the 6 Music Festival 2014

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The Horrors are an English band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesiser player Tom Cowan, bassist Rhys Webb and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon. Their music has been classified as garage rock, gothic rock, shoegazing and post-punk revival.

The band have released three studio albums: Strange House (2007), Primary Colours (2009) and Skying (2011), all of which charted within the UK Top 40. A fourth studio album is expected to be released in early 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Skying

    Skying 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    From garage-punks to national treasures in waiting, The Horrors’ rise is remarkable.
  2. Review of Primary Colours

    Primary Colours 2009

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    Genuinely, really, very, very good indeed, people. Hell, even an album of the year.