Of all the musically-challenged groups to appear over the last few years, The Horrors were perhaps one of the most offensive. Their cartoonish style and unfathomable NME support were laughable to me. This band were generally annoying. Even an attempt at reaching for greatness by working with Chris Cunningham on the video for ‘Sheena Was a Parasite’ came across as vapid.
So then, would someone like to explain to me, why exactly their new album Primary Colours is all kinds of awesome??? Sure, it channels Joy-Division and their post-punk contemporaries a little too closely but the drive and immersion evident is as impressive as fuck. They’ve gone from a joke to a band in my estimation. Nice work. Their superb 8 minute single ‘Sea Within a Sea’ should change your mind too..
Primary Colours is out on XL on May 8th.
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