- 08 Sep 11
Faris Badwan of The Horrors discusses his band’s new direction and explains how they crafted one of the year’s finest records.
When they first burst onto the scene clad in fright make-up, The Horrors were quite the curious thing indeed. At best they were an arthouse project, some kind of clever statement about the direction the music industry was heading in. At worst, they were simply taking the piss for the benefit of their mates. Early days saw the band arguably more concerned with showmanship than their music, although tracks like ‘Gloves’ and ‘Count In Fives’ hinted at real promise. That promise was capitalised on with 2009’s Primary Colours, a breathy affair that demanded people sit up and take notice. Their latest release, Skying, has (deservedly) provoked whispers that The Horrors just might be the saviours of British music. So where did it all go right?