The Horrors – new album and UK tour

The Horrors – new album and UK tour

THE HORRORS RELEASE THEIR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM ‘V’ ON SEPTEMBER 22 THROUGH WOLFTONE/CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL

THE TEN TRACK ALBUM, PRODUCED BY PAUL EPWORTH, WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FULL UK TOUR IN OCTOBER

The Horrors release their stunningly assertive fifth album ‘V’ on September 22.

 

The album has been previewed by the first single ‘Machine’ which sees the group at their majestic, imperial best, although the ten tracks on the album are so diverse that when the final song and future single ‘Something To Remember Me By’ appears to channel dance, trance and ‘80s pop genres it feels like both the most natural thing in the musical world and also the most surprising. ‘V’ shows the group at the peak of their powers, exhibiting a freedom and sense of exploration that feels truly liberating.

 

“It is a risk,” says Faris Badwan discussing the band’s bold refusal to stand still. “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time.”

 

Keyboardist Tom Cowan continues: “It’s natural, if you do see yourself as an artist, to progress and not play it safe. Bowie pre-empted the modern condition of not being able to stay in one place for very long, and I get frustrated with bands who stay still. Because then it does become a career.”

 

The album artwork comes from talented VFX artist and director Erik Ferguson, who is known for his abstract and intriguing creative vision.

 

‘V’ was recorded in London with producer Paul Epworth, who has worked with FKA Twigs, Lorde, Rihanna, Adele, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, U2 and Paul McCartney, amongst many others.


 

The album comprises:

 

HOLOGRAM

PRESS ENTER TO EXIT

MACHINE

GHOST

TWO WAY MIRROR

WEIGHED DOWN

WORLD BELOW

GATHERING

IT’S A GOOD LIFE

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY


 

The Horrors have recently supported Depeche Mode on tour. The group will play a small show at London’s Omeara on July 11, followed by the Latitude Festival on July 14, a UK festival exclusive for the band


 

The Horrors will tour the UK in October; tickets on sale Friday June 30.

 

Full UK tour dates below:

 

July 11                         Omeara                                               London           

July 14                         Henham Park                                      Southwold      

 

October 16                  Mandela Hall                                       Belfast                       

October 17                  Tivoli                                                   Dublin             

October 19                  Qmu                                                    Glasgow                       

October 20                  Newcastle University                          Newcastle*                    

October 21                  Leeds Beckett University                    Leeds*                        

October 22                  Academy 1                                          Liverpool*                    

October 24                  Institute                                               Birmingham*  

October 25                  Bierkeller                                             Bristol*                      

October 26                  The Junction                                       Cambridge                 

October 28                  Acca                                                    Brighton                      

October 29                  Koko                                                    London*                      

 

*www.gigsandtours.com


 

“When we started,” explains bassist Rhys Webb, “we had a very clear idea of what we wanted to do, which was to make as furious a noise as possible, a fast and violent racket. But even though we started with this punky garage sound there was always this real spirit of wanting to experiment and explore.”

 

‘V’ is the sound of a band making undoubtedly the most expansive and progressive music of their careers.

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