Faris Badwan (frontman): “The EP is a further descent into chaos.
It’s about the freedom that comes with abandoning all hope, giving
up control, and accepting that you will always be at odds with the
world around you”.
Three brutal, rough and rowdy industrial
electroshocks. Nine Inch Nails on acid.
It’s been four years since British synth-krautrockers THE HORRORS
impressed my greedy ears with their synth-tastic, fifth LP titled V.
But their back now with a new, bone-breaking 3-track EP called LOUT.
Three furious firestarters fueled by the techno punk flamboyance of The Prodigy and the blistering industrial shock rock power of NIN.
Mental stuff! Spectacular return!
Released: 11 March 2011 – debut LP NME said: “By fusing elements of US pop-punk (the Ramones – not Blink 182), chillwave
(they too are obsessed with reverb) and classic good-time pop’n’roll (The Strokes, primetime Libs/KOL), The Vaccines have recorded an album that – if things continue to go their way – should serve to give British rock music a much-needed jolt in the arm.”
Released: 11 July 2011 – third LP Pitchfork said: “While they may have started out as all glittering surfaces, the Horrors have evolved into a dependable band making wide-reaching rock music. Whether a calculated retreat or just a natural maturation, the Horrors have found a sound more content with background and atmosphere, and it suits them nicely.”
. 3. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
Released: 17 October 2011 – self-titled debut LP The Daily Mirror: “High Flying Birds is the best collection
of Noel Gallagher tunes since his Morning Glory days.”
Released: 14 February 2011 – eight LP AllMusic said: “Let England Shake’s’ songs, touching on the disastrous World War I naval strike that left more than 30,000 English soldiers dead. Her musical allusions are just as fascinating and pointed. Its complexities make it one of Harvey’s most powerful works.”
Released: 6 June 2011 – fourth LP NME said: “Suck It and See’, then, is the band’s ‘Rubber Soul’. Much like how The Beatles spent the early part of their career penned in by commercial expectations, they broke out and proved they were much more than novelty love songs on their experimental, but concise sixth album.”
Score: It peaked at #25 in the UK and was NME’s ‘album of the year’
AllMusic wrote: “Though their debut LP ‘Strange House’s final tracks suggested that the band was looking for ways to expand on its resurrection of freakbeat and garage rock, very little suggested that its next album would be the triple point where goth, post-punk, and shoegaze met… At its best, it shows that the Horrors can do far more than what anyone expected from them.“. Full review Scorehere – Score: 4/5
Turn Up The Volume: This is the album that put The Horrors on the alt-rock map. Compared to their punkish debut LP Strange House the band made a 360° turn
sonically, like a 21st century Krautrock orchestra with tons of synthscapes and
several far-out top tunes
The singles: Sea Within a Sea / Who Can Say / Mirror’s Image
– SEA WITHIN A SEA –
(Just brilliant. Their best track ever)
British darksome rockers THE HORRORS are finally back. Brand new single MACHINE is a slashing industrial knockout, like a boiling jam between Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode with a superb sonic result. Quite different in sound from anything The Horrors did before. A dazzling score! Press the button and taste the rattling force here…
The band is working on their fifth album. Bassist Rhys Webb said earlier about the new work in process: “We wanted to get back in there and get writing. We had a really busy year of touring, so we were ready to get working on new stuff. It’s just because time flies, and it moves so quickly and before you know it, it will be a couple of years between releases” And frontman Faris Badwan added: “Don’t ask me what it sounds like. I could say anything to you now and
it’d sound completely different by the time we finish it.”