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The Horrors
The Horrors

Background information
Origin Southend, England
Genre(s) Shoegaze
Post-punk Revival
Indie Rock
Years active 2005—present
Label(s) XL Recordings
Website Website
Faris Badwan
Joshua Hayward
Tom Cowan
Rhys Webb
Joseph Spurgeon

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The Horrors Overview


The Horrors are a band from Southend, England formed in 2005. They released their debut album "Strange House", which reached number 37 on the UK Albums Chart in 2007. Their second album "Primary Colours" was released in 2009 and reached number 25 in the UK. The band have also guest starred in TV comedy The Mighty Boosh, under the pseudonym "The Black Tubes."

Primary Colours (2009) Strange House (2007)

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The Horrors Announce UK Tour

March 22, 2011
The Horrors have announced details of a UK tour, set to take place in June. The band will play three dates across the UK at Glasgow's Oran Mor on June 15, Manchester Academy on June 16 and London's York Hall on June 17.  Read more 

The Horrors To Release New Album In July

February 18, 2011
The Horrors will release their new album in July, it has been revealed. Frontman Faris Badwan responded to a post made on the band's website which asked when the new album would be released.  Read more 

The Horrors, Coral, Wild Beasts To Play London's Field Day Festival 2011

February 16, 2011
The Horrors, Coral and Wild Beasts will appear at this year's Field Day festival in London. The one-day event, which takes place on 31 August at London's Victoria Park, will also feature performances from Gruff Rhys, Tortoise, and Willy Mason.  Read more 

The Horrors Faris Badwan Launches New Band At The Vatican

January 24, 2011
The Horrors frontman Faris Badwan has launched a new band. The duo, Cat's Eyes, also features the Canadian opera soprano and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira.  Read more 

Muse, The Horrors Want To Record 2012 London Olympics Anthem

March 1, 2010
Muse and The Horrors have both admitted that they would like to record the official anthem for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Muse drummer Dominic Howard said the band were keen to get involved because the event was on home turf.  Read more 

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