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The Horrors announce new album and tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 29 June 2017

The Horrors

The Horrors have announced that they will release their fifth album, titled ‘V’, on 22 Sep.

The album, which was produced by Paul Epworth, sees the outfit shift their sound once again, which is “a risk”, says the band’s Faris Badwan. “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time”.

Keyboardist Tom Cowan continues: “It’s natural, if you do see yourself as an artist, to progress and not play it safe. Bowie pre-empted the modern condition of not being able to stay in one place for very long, and I get frustrated with bands who stay still. Because then it does become a career”.

And bassist Rhys Webb adds: “When we started we had a very clear idea of what we wanted to do, which was to make as furious a noise as possible, a fast and violent racket. But even though we started with this punky garage sound there was always this real spirit of wanting to experiment and explore”.

Alright lads, no need to justify yourselves quite so much. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Anyway, they’ll be touring too. Here are the dates:

11 Jul: London, Omeara
14 Jul: Southwold, Henam Park
16 Oct: Belfast, Mandella Hall
17 Oct: Dublin, Tivoli
19 Oct: Glasgow, QMU
20 Oct: Newcastle University
21 Oct: Leeds, Beckett University
22 Oct: Liverpool, Academy 1
24 Oct: Birmingham, Institute
25 Oct: Bristol, Bierkeller
26 Oct: Cambridge, The Junction
28 Oct: Brighton, Acca
29 Oct: London, Koko