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There are at least three bands called The Horrors:

1) A psychedelic/new wave/post-punk band from Essex, England.
2) A garage rock/punk band from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
3) An American psychedelic rock band active in the 1960s.

1) The Horrors is a psychedelic/new wave/post-punk band which formed in 2006 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom. The band consists of Faris Badwan (vocals), Joshua Hayward (guitar), Tom Cowan (keyboards), Rhys Webb (bass) and Joseph Spurgeon (drums). The band has released four full-length albums: 2007’s Strange House, 2009’s Primary Colours, 2011’s Skying and 2014’s Luminous.

Formed by ace faces of the East London and Southend-on-Sea angular scene in 2006, The Horrors have released twelve singles, three albums, and an EP in the US. They have been featured on the front cover of the NME, despite their singles being so limited that they are now considered collector’s items.

After releasing several singles they released their debut album, Strange House, in 2007. Strange House is primarily a garage rock album with elements of horror punk, and the album contains several of the Horrors’ previous singles. They made a number of festival appearances throughout 2007 to support the album, including appearances at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, various Scandinavian festivals, the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, and the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Australia. They have also supported the Arctic Monkeys.

The follow-up to Strange House, 2009’s Primary Colours, marked a major change of direction away from garage rock to shoegaze and post-punk.


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  • boshenta

    now it's not the Horrors, it's the Funnies

    24 Aug 4:12pm Reply
  • frohn_jusciante

    доставляют 2 последних альбома этих дрыщей

    12 Aug 8:59pm Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    12 Aug 2:13pm Reply
  • AhoiPhil

    Luminous sounds like Simple Minds :D

    7 Aug 8:03pm Reply
  • maxiforthemax

    "American Horrors >>>>>>>>>> British Horrors" Too bad the former died, so you gotta live with that.

    4 Aug 9:05am Reply
  • eeevans

    first album is free-floating actual bollocks. surely not the same band?

    24 Jul 2:43pm Reply
  • Arieelle

    szkoda, że open'er, a nie off :/ [4] WPADNĄ JESZCZE W TYM ROKU DO POLSKI?! #noniewierze

    21 Jul 1:28pm Reply
  • spiritbouleau

    nono, fakt. oby

    7 Jul 2:54pm Reply
  • Charade69

    szkoda, że open'er, a nie off :/ [3] Ale Faris powiedział na Openerze, że wpadną w tym roku jeszcze do Polski

    6 Jul 7:37pm Reply
  • spiritbouleau

    szkoda, że open'er, a nie off :/ [2] tak bardzo

    6 Jul 3:42pm Reply
  • davecarter

    Oh and please make your cover of a Your Love available somewhere, pleeeeease

    2 Jul 9:22pm Reply
  • davecarter

    How have The Horrors passed me by all these years, caught them at Glasto and now checking out there albums, simply awesome

    2 Jul 9:20pm Reply
  • skeletocat

    @Considerables was your comment made you look like an idiot.

    19 Jun 3:37pm Reply
  • GodDamnMoose

    v Diagnosis: perfect butthurt. I have right to express my opinion. My opinioni tells, that their Skying or Strange House are much more original, interesting, Luminous isn't bad though. It only duplicates their previous ideas. You could find some arguments instead of spreading shit.

    16 Jun 12:47pm Reply
  • Considerables

    "Where are those cute, "punklike" Horrors? Seriously, boyz? Was it necessary? Was it worth it? I secretly count on them getting back to their previous style. See u soon, don't make me regret it." You sound like an idiot.

    13 Jun 2:28am Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    v lmao

    11 Jun 2:43am Reply
  • GodDamnMoose

    Where are those cute, "punklike" Horrors? Seriously, boyz? Was it necessary? Was it worth it? I secretly count on them getting back to their previous style. See u soon, don't make me regret it.

    10 Jun 7:21pm Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    7 Jun 11:50am Reply
  • mattgee725

    American Horrors >>>>>>>>>> British Horrors

    5 Jun 9:08pm Reply
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