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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Shock horror!

Cast your minds back to late 2006 / early 2007 and the emergence of five stick thin, pallid young uber-goths (a more fashionable variant then your plain goth) seemingly dreamt up by Tim Burton. Their name? The Horrors. They looked cool, they hated The Enemy, their debut video was directed by Chris Cunningham and made old people pass out and the NME loved them. What wasn't to like? (Apart from the last bit). Well, despite the promise of early single 'Sheena Is A Parasite', their debut album, Strange House, was a bit of a damp squib, more PG then 18 certificate.

But they're back. And how. They've kept the gloomy aesthetic of course, but gone are the garage rock stylings and instead they've been listening to Can, a bit of Neu!, some Pink Floyd and a dash of Joy Division. 'Sea Within A Sea' is eight minutes long, produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead and is the final track on their imminent new album Primary Colours, which will be released by XL Records. It can also be downloaded for free from here.

As if nabbing the guy from Portishead weren't enough the band also got Douglas Hart from Jesus And Mary Chain to direct the video. Nice job Douglas.

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