Here we are with the Horrors, adepts of fashionable retro-rock synthesis, adeptly tackling Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust wham-bam-thank-you-mammer for Channel 4′s On Track… programme. It’s a live take, but recorded in LDN’s Metropolis studio with an ace mixer, something like a four-camera shoot, and a proper editing budget, so it looks and sounds as finely manicured as the band’s heads and record collections. The Horrors have one of the year’s best singles and videos in “Still Life“; here their Faris Badwan proves his Bowie’s almost as good as his Richard Butler. (And even better than his Bey.) Watch:


(Thanks for the heads up, We All Want Someone)

The Horrors’ LP from this year, Skying, is out via XL.

Comments (3)
  1. Funny you should mention their well-manicured record collections…

    My friend and I bought Wooden Shjips – “West” and Coil’s – “Windowpane” 12″ as gifts for The Horrors after their show in September. We knew they were big record geeks and it was a treat seeing Ferris get all amped over getting new records. They’re really great guys and nice to know their are bands that are as big of record collecting nerds as their listeners :)

  2. All the delay pedals and jazzmaster guitars in the world can’t make these guys sound like they give a shit.

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