About The Horrors
They might be the most exciting British band since the Sex Pistols, but theres very little that couldve prepared The Horrors for whats happened to them since they played their first gig in September 2005.
A mess of sharp elbows, big hair, feedback and monochrome clothes, since that gig at The Spread Eagle in Shoreditch, the band (who all met at Southends super-fashionable Junk Club, run in the basement of a decaying Victorian hotel by keyboardist Rhys Spider Webb) have played gigs everywhere from LA to Hull and Tokyo, been tipped by Jarvis Cocker as the future of British rock and appeared on the cover of NME after only two singles. Theyve scraped knuckles and cut knees. Theyve made a video starring acclaimed actress Samantha Morton with legendary director Chris Cunningham and then had the same video swiftly banned by MTV for excessive strobe use and general gruesomeness. Theyve been chased down the street by teenage girls trying to tear out locks of their hair in Rome. Theyve seen UFOs at 3am on the way back to London from a gig in the grounds of a stately home in Derbyshire. Theyve caused $10,000 of damage during a near-riot at a gig in New York after signing to Island Def Jam (home to Kanye West and Jay-Z) in America. And theyve released a four dark-hearted singles that have annoyed as many people as theyve enthralled as well as the New York show, they had to cut short a gig at the last-ever Junk club because of an over enthusiastic crowd.
Its weird, because when we do gigs we just set out to play our songs and not annoy or wind up anyone – but we often cause loads of trouble in the process, explains keyboardist Rhys Spider Webb evenly. Still, were not interested in pleasing everybody. And we certainly dont have a problem with pissing people off in the process. We dont care what people think of us. If we upset people were not bothered in the slightest.
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