Monday, August 30, 2010

The Shape Of Punk To Come?

A band that seemed to appear out of nowhere and then completely do a 360 hail from the UK and go by name of The Horrors. Their first release Strange House was a brash blast of dark punky sounds that caught the attention of the British music press. Then came their second release Primary Colours which took the band in a completely new direction. Produced by Geoff Barrow (of Portishead) the album was much more lush and washed in sound. A throwback to early 90's shoegaze it did not disappoint and showed that The Horrors were more than a gimmicky band. The tight black outfits and dark look still remain but I look forward to seeing what this band will do next. It's hard for a band to switch directions without losing fans but those fans probably wouldn't want to hear anything but the same stuff on repeat. So kudos to the band for trying something that worked and then some. Take a glimpse:

"Sheena Is A Parasite"

"Death At The Chapel"

"Sea Within A Sea"

"Who Can Say"

"Mirror's Image"


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