Southend-on-Sea based band The Horrors released their stunningly assertive fifth album called V on September 22. The album has been previewed by the first single Machine, which sees the group at their majestic, imperial best, although the ten tracks on the album are so diverse that when the final song and future single Something To Remember Me By appears to channel dance, trance and ‘80s pop genres it feels like both the most natural thing in the musical world and also the most surprising. V shows the group at the peak of their powers, exhibiting a freedom and sense of exploration that feels truly liberating.
“ When we started,” explains bassist Rhys Webb, “we had a very clear idea of what we wanted to do, which was to make as furious a noise as possible, a fast and violent racket. But even though we started with this punky garage sound there was always this real spirit of wanting to experiment and explore.”
V is the sound of a band making undoubtedly the most expansive and progressive music of their careers. The album artwork comes from talented VFX artist and director Erik Ferguson, who is known for his abstract and intriguing creative vision.
V was recorded in London with producer Paul Epworth (Lorde, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, U2,…) and has recently supported Depeche Mode on tour.
The Horrors will tour Europe in November and will stop in Esch/Alzette on November 14.