The Horrors, a British goth/industrial rock band, is back with a new release. Their appearance with their new single increasingly represents their name. The Horrors appeared through the latest single Against The Blade. The band increasingly shows the dark side that is all gathered in this song.
This new single is here to open the three-track EP of the same name. The Horrors EP will be released on November 5, 2021. Their latest EP will also be The Horrors’ second EP after earlier this year released an EP entitled Lout.
The Horrors frontman, Faris Badwan, also said that the EP Against The Blade was intended to depict chaos and disorder. Therefore, the single Against The Blade will feature a sound that is much more “brutal” and violent than their previous releases.
Quoted from a press release reported by Dork, Faris Badwan describes this EP as “A freedom that comes with leaving all hope, losing control, and accepting that we all have opportunities around you.”
Agreeing with the vocalist’s move, bassist Rhys Webb also said, “After the Lout EP was released, I really liked the idea that we had to challenge the entire band to make songs as extreme as possible.”
In addition, there are two other songs that are present on this EP, along with the lead single Against The Blade. The two songs are no less powerful, namely Twisted Skin and I Took a Deep Breath And I Kept My Mouth Shut.
The inspiration for the wild side that has matured from The Horrors for the release of the EP and the songs is recognized by the personnel as emerging from a period of boredom in the midst of a pandemic that has hit the UK and the world. Thus, their songs perfectly fit the needs of the band.
Faris Badwan then bluntly added, “I don’t know why I feel that recently our creative approach has become more free and wild, it feels like we are free from ropes. It’s quite ironic how we needed a pandemic to do this. It’s like having a new band now coming out just in time for the apocalypse.”
About The Horrors
The Horrors are an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005. The band consists of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesizer Tom Furse, bassist Rhys Webb, and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon. Their music has been classified into several genres such as garage rock, garage punk, gothic rock, shoegazing, and post-punk revival.
So far, The Horrors have released five studio albums. Among these are Strange House (2007), Primary Colors (2009), Skying (2011), Luminous (2014), and V (2017). All of The Horrors’ music albums were also included in the UK Top 40. They also continued their seriousness in making music by releasing an EP titled Lout in early 2021.
For Lout’s EP released this year, The Horrors, via Faris, mentions that Lout is about the relationship between choice and opportunity, compulsive risk-taking, and pushing luck. Lout is the band’s first new material for the ferocious songs since their 2017 fifth album V marked a striking point of departure for The Horrors. They adopted the soaring new industrial metal sound.
“As a band, especially live, we always have an aggressive side and when we started writing new songs, it became clear that we were heading in that direction,” said Faris Badwan.
Previously, Lout launched with a short film directed by Jordan Hemingway. The short film stars beauty executive Isamaya Ffrench. The music is composed by guitarist Joshua Third and keyboardist Tom Furse. The band’s new aesthetic is matched by their new, gnarly sound.
“There’s something that feels like a return to a heavier sound, but it’s actually a million miles away from anything we’ve done. Keeping the sound aggressive and the beat-heavy is the main principle, it all seems that way,” said The Horrors.
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Bassist Rhys Webb added that Lout is the most disgusting piece of music they’ve made since Strange House’s 2007 debut. A string of intense industrial noise. Back to the spirit and attitude of our debut LP but blown into the future.
Lout is supported by Org and Whiplash songs. All of the new songs were written and recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the past, whenever we wrote things with a harder edge, it came from the energy we got from all playing together in a room, but creating this kind of atmosphere remotely is a different kind of challenge. It’s the same level of intensity as the 100-mile-per-hour stuff we’ve done in the past, but the anger is somehow more channeled. I can’t wait to play these songs live because there is so much freedom in such chaos,” said Faris Badwan.
Freed from the pressures of a tedious release schedule, Webb explains how the band enjoys doing: “making no records for anyone but ourselves” – with the liberation spirit infused into their next album.