The Rock City archives: 2011

The Horrors, Rock City Main Hall

  • Wednesday 26th October 2011
  • Supported by: Toy

The Horrors are coming to Rock City this October to play the Main Hall. Due to the large demand for tickets the gig has been moved from Rescue Rooms to Rock City, (don't worry all tickets are still valid.) It would seem everyone likes The Horrors as much as we do.

The Horrors, from Southend, who suddenly exploded onto the London scene around 2006 have since taken the world by storm. When they met they bonded over obscure vinyls and a fondness for 60s garage, post punk, new wave and psychadelic music.

They were hyped by the media and their first single 'Sheena was a parasite' along with their first album 'Strange House (2007)' received positive reviews. They have since cgained a large cult following and even though only a few singles have entered the charts their album sales and peak positions are impressive.

Strange House was a garage rock, post punk inspired album, their second album 'Primary Colours (2009)' was a more psychadelic album and had lots of hype, it showed a definate leap forward in tehir musical style and showed their talents on a larger scale. It was critically acclaimed and nominated for the mercury prize.

New album 'Skying' released in July 2011, has a far more 80s new wave feel to it, with some post punk credentials. The well crafted synths along with lead singer Faris Baldwins bellowing baritone mean the album does not disappoint and has not disappointed critically or in the charts, peaking at 5th in the UK.

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Check out the new single from 'skying' called 'still life' below...