In a time of so much twee indie-folk and predictable R&B, we kind of missed the grandiose, bombastic shock-rock of The Horrors. So news of their return comes with a significant dose of anticipation.
And indeed, new album V, produced by Paul Epworth (FKA Twigs, Adele), will arrive this September 22 on Wolftone/Caroline. To fete its release, the band will be returning to the US for the first time since 2014 – having just announced a two-night stand at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, September 18-19.
For the time being, they’ll be on the summer festival circuit, from Japan to Mexico to Italy, before embarking on a full UK-Europe tour from October through December. The advance teaser for V, new single “Machine,” bodes very well – a dark, atmospheric anthem that recalls Echo & the Bunnymen and Jesus & Mary Chain – with an appropriately eerie video that’s something like a cross between H.R. Giger and Alexis Rockman.