Joshua Third

Born 15 December 1984.


Joshua Hayward (formerly known as Joshua Von Grimm and Joshua Third) (December 15, 1984) is a British musician, known for playing guitar in The Horrors.

Hayward is best known as guitarist for The Horrors, a Garage Rock/Indie band formed in Southend-on-Sea. He is known for his innovative methods of guitar playing, and is particularly interested in making and altering guitar pedals and effects, an interest which stems from his fascination with making things reactive, and an obsession with feedback. One of the Horrors' early fanzines features a step-by-step guide to altering an effects pedal, as written by Hayward. Having achieved a Physics degree from University College London, he used this, along with a childhood fascination with technology to create innovative and creative new sounds on The Horrors' albums, particularly 2009's Primary Colours.

Hayward's musical inspirations include The Birthday Party, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth and shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine.

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