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The Horrors Cover David Bowie’s “Suffragette City”

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2011 - 10:51 am

Horrors, Twin Shadow On Lady Gaga Remix LP

Gaga is set to drop a slate of products on 11/21 and 11/22, including a remix CD, a deluxe repackaging of her 2011 LP Born This Way, a DVD of her Madison Square Garden Performance and a photo/art book called Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson. The remix CD, in particular, features Gaga reworks from the… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 21, 2011 - 3:23 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It’s going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has “quietly” put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to shamelessly fun bangers, but she has done it without some of the fanfare associated with other pop stars. And, you know, the musical work is stellar; it makes a to… More »

By: Stereogum / October 14, 2011 - 10:24 am

The Horrors Cover Beyoncé

We’re not sure where it stands in the hierarchy of great indie rock covers of Beyoncé songs, but you know, it’s pretty good! The Horrors deconstruct Beyoncé’s magnificent “Best Thing I Never Had” into a brooding, soaring guitar freakout during a recent live session with BBC Radio 1. I’m super down. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 13, 2011 - 1:35 pm

The Horrors – “I Can See Through You” Video

If last year’s rebooted Tron movie had an acid-trip sequence, it probably would’ve looked something like “I Can See Through You,” the new video from London synth-rock anthem-crafters the Horrors. In the kaleidoscopic clip, neon-green lights whirl around while the members of the band do their best to look scary-intense. White Rabbit directs. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2011 - 11:15 am

ATP NJ 2011 Saturday: Portishead Pack Asbury Park Convention Hall

Jeff Mangum has justifiably been getting the lion’s share of the attention surrounding the I’ll Be Your Mirror festival; when a reclusive indie god comes out of hiding, it’s a big deal. But the weekend also marked a long-awaited return for the festival’s curators and headliners. Last night, Portishead stepped onstage in the Convention Hall… More »

By: Stereogum / October 2, 2011 - 2:17 pm

The Horrors, The Stepkids @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 9/15/11

A beyond sold out El Rey Theatre played host to the Horrors as they oscillated song selections between latest album Skying and sophomore release Primary Colours. The Stepkids injected some high energy funk and groove behind their swirling psychedelic visuals while mentioning their debut album is to be released on September 27th on Stones Throw… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 16, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Progress Report: The Horrors

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Progress Report: Horrors’ front man Faris Badwan calls from backstage at a festival to talk about the band’s excellent new album, Skying. More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / July 25, 2011 - 2:22 pm

The Horrors – “Still Life” Video

On their dramatic right turn of a second LP Primary Colours, the Horrors ditched their titular spook-and-gloom garage rock for a mesh of crate-digging indie that recalled shoegazers like MBV and JAMC, grandiose new wave ala Psychedelic Furs, even a motorik detour by way of Can. You’ve had a chance to hear where they’ve fixed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 5, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Stream Horrors’ Skying

A few weeks back seemingly all of you enjoyed “Still Life,” a promising self-produced track from British post-punkers the Horrors that signaled a sonic shift to debonair synth-rock a la P-Furs. Now you can stream the band’s entire third LP Skying in the player below (and see pics from yesterday’s Wireless Fest set above) one… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 4, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Wireless Festival 2011 In Photos

A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson, Tinie Tempah, Ke$ha, the Hives, Janelle Monae, Grace Jones, the Chemical Brothers, and the Horrors all performed, and those were just the bands that didn’t include any cast members of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 4, 2011 - 2:18 pm

The Horrors – “Still Life”

Fantastic lead single from UK outfit the Horrors’ third LP Skying, out 7/26 via the impeccably curated XL. The production, pacing, and romantic magic of “Still Life” and its hook throwback to the golden ’80s era of Tears For Fears, and Thompson Twins, and Psychedlic Furs, and this makes Skying a promising thing. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 24, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Vampire Weekend, Beirut, MGMT Are In Vogue

The current crop of indie rock pinups have had their sartorial sensibilities played with by the New York Times already — a couple of times! Fashion and buzz bands are highly bloggable bedfellows: the Gray Lady analyzed artists’ fashion sense last year, and dressed them up in a bunch of haute couture this past Coachella. More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as “Michael Jackson” because he’s so talentedMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009 - 12:40 am

New Horrors Video – “Mirror’s Image”

The Mercury-nominated UK quintet managed to make Memory Tapes spookier and Trent Reznor salivate and here they manage create one of the most visually mind-warping non-datamoshing (sorry) videos in recent memory. Basically they just get literal with Primary Colours “Mirror’s Image,” giving us a mirrored image and tons of colo(u)rs. It’s the way they go… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Horrors Remix Memory Tapes

It was just last week we were telling you about Memory Tapes (aka Memory Cassette, aka Weird Tapes, aka Southern NJ resident Dayve Hawk)’s fully remixed (and downloadable) Calls & Responses EP. Now the gothy Trent Reznor-approved and Mercury Prize-nominated UK garage rockers the Horrors have done a “Cosmic Dub” remix of “Bicycle,” the first… More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2009 - 10:52 am

Mercury Prize 2009 Nominees

Earlier this morning, British DJ/television presenter Lauren Laverne announced the dozen 2009 Mercury nominees at London’s Hospital Club. The prize, of course, is for the UK’s album of the year award. First things first: In order to be eligible, the album must’ve been released by a British or Irish artist/band between July 2008 and July… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2009 - 10:19 am

The Kills @ Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood 5/22/09

Speaking of Alison, her day gig with the Kills wrapped its tour in Hollywood last night, just in time for the Dead Weather to start a trek of their own. Trent Reznor-favorites the Horrors opened the last month’s dates, and according to photographer Andrew Youssef they’re now Kills-favorites, too, VV and Hotel dedicating a bunch… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 26, 2009 - 3:35 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

NME Loves Gossip, Doesn’t Care About Kanye West

Go go Gossip girl. Beth Ditto is the first bird to top NME’s annual “Cool List.” The Brit rag’s 2005 countdown placed Alex Turner at #1; the Arctic Monkey’s dropped 31 points (the science behind this is complicated). But don’t feel bad for him. Last year’s third place, Kanye West, is off the list entirely. More »

By: Stereogum / November 21, 2006 - 9:15 pm