The Horrors - Skying
Nobody imagined The Horrors would make it to album number two, let alone to a third full-length. Cast your mind back to August 2007, a mere four years ago. The charts were slowly getting over Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ and under Newton Faulkner’s dreadlocks. And then The Horrors graced the cover of NME, felt the backlash immediately, were ridiculed as a joke band and the charts continued on their merry way. Singer Faris Rotter (now Badwan) was beaten up because someone couldn’t tell if he was a boy or a girl and the five-piece never quite made the impact everybody (NME) thought they might. But then the snotty kids went away for a couple of years, listened to some krautrock and some Neu! and came back with a much improved sound. The first song anybody heard from the London group was ‘Sheena Is A Parasite’, which nobody really remembered afterwards. But listening to the final track from Primary Colours, ‘Sea Within A Sea’ - the first thing we heard from their second album - showed that maybe the band had some talent after all.