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Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Join Under the Radar on Patreon to Enter to Win a Vinyl Copy of The Horrors’ New Album

Support Under the Radar on Patreon to Access Exclusive Content

Oct 13, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. Now The Horrors have also donated a vinyl copy of their excellent fifth album, the fittingly titled V, to give away to one lucky Under the Radar Patreon supporter.  More

Sep 26, 2017

The Horrors released their excellent fifth album, the fittingly titled V, last Friday via Wolftone/Caroline (it was our Album of the Week). Now they have shared a video for album highlight (and closing track) "Something to Remember Me By." Max Weiland directed the clip, which features the band in some medical complex. After signing waiver forms, the band is subjected to various strange medical experiments to collect their blood, sweat, and sperm.  More

Album of the Week: The Horrors

V Out Now via Wolftone/Caroline

Sep 22, 2017

The Horrors released their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, today via Wolftone/Caroline. Usually for our Album of the Week posts we have an especially written detailed write up of why the album is the week's best, but these week various factors prevented us from pulling that off. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: King Krule, Destroyer, The Horrors, Phoebe Bridgers, and More

Plus Björk, Grooms, Jessie Ware, Cut Copy, Yumi Zouma, Alex Lahey, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 15, 2017

Okay, okay. Since starting our Songs of the Week posts, we've slowly increased from having five songs, then six songs, then seven songs, then eight songs, and then for the last couple of weeks, nine songs. We think it's time to just settle on an even Top 10.  More

Listen: The Horrors - “Weighed Down”

V Due Out September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline

Sep 11, 2017

The Horrors are releasing their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, on September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline. Previously they shared its first single "Machine," as well as a video for "Machine," which was followed by the album's expansive six-minute long closing track, "Something to Remember Me By" (which had euphoric electronic overtones and was our #1 Song of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, the almost as expansive (it's also over six minutes long), but not as dance-y "Weighed Down." More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The Horrors, Destroyer, The National, Moses Sumney, and More

Plus Cut Copy, Marlon Williams, EMA, Liam Gallagher, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 11, 2017

This week we're either on the brink of war with North Korea or not really that close, depending on which cable TV talking head you listen to and how much you trust President Trump to keep his cool (oh, oh, we're in trouble then). So while we are still clear of the nuclear blast zone (for now), let's soak up the past week's best new tunes. More

Aug 09, 2017

It's only Wednesday morning, but have we already just found our Song of the Week? British five-piece The Horrors have shared a new song, "Something to Remember Me By," the expansive closing track to their forthcoming new albumV. More

The Horrors Share “Machine” Video and Announce U.S. Shows

V Due Out September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline

Jul 17, 2017

British five-piece The Horrors are releasing their fifth album, the fittingly titled V, on September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline. Previously they shared its first single "Machine." Now they have shared a video for "Machine" and announced a small number of U.S. tour dates.  More

The Horrors Announce New Album for This Fall

V Due Out September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline

Jun 28, 2017

British five-piece The Horrors have announced their fifth album, the fittingly titled V. It's due out September 22 via Wolftone/Caroline and includes the recently released single "Machine." More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Everything Everything, Algiers, and More

Plus Trailer Trash Tracys, The Horrors, This Is the Kit, Frankie Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 16, 2017

So many notable new tracks this week! To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer.  More

The Horrors Share New Song - “Machine”

Likely the First Taste of Their Fifth Album

Jun 13, 2017

A brand new song by British five-piece The Horrors has surfaced online. It's entitled "Machine" and is likely the first taste of the band's fifth album, the follow-up to 2014's LuminousMore

Feb 08, 2017

Hercules & Love Affair, the disco-house project of Andy Butler, has shared a new song, "Controller." It features the vocals of Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Cat's EyesMore

Apr 27, 2016

Cat's Eyes (the project of Rachel Zeffira and The Horrors' Faris Badwan) are releasing their sophomore full-length, Treasure House, on June 3 on RAF (via Kobalt Label Services). Now they have shared another song from it, the brief "Be Careful Where You Park Your Car." Listen below. More

Mar 29, 2016

Rose Elinor Dougall (a former member of The Pipettes and Mark Ronson's band, but also a great solo artist) recently teamed up with Tom Furse of The Horrors and Cathy Lucas of Fanfarlo to form Innerspace Orchestra and release their debut single, a fantastic cover of Manfred Mann's "One Way Glass." More

Mar 10, 2016

Cat's Eyes (the project of Rachel Zeffira and The Horrors' Faris Badwan) are releasing their sophomore full-length, Treasure House, on June 3 on RAF (via Kobalt Label Services). More

Mar 01, 2016

Rose Elinor Dougall (a former member of The Pipettes and Mark Ronson's band, but also a great solo artist) has teamed up with Tom Furse of The Horrors and Cathy Lucas of Fanfarlo to form Innerspace Orchestra. The supergroup trio have shared their first single, a fantastic cover of Manfred Mann's "One Way Glass."  More

Jul 06, 2014

Yesterday was the final day of Open’er FestivalMore

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

The Horrors Announce North American Tour

Supporting New Album Luminous

May 05, 2014

Just releasing their latest LP Luminous The Horrors have announced plans for a two-month headlining tour through North America. More

May 02, 2014

Next week The Horrors will release their fourth full-length album Luminous. Now you can stream the whole album. More

Apr 24, 2014

Chicago house legend Frankie Knuckles died a few weeks ago, and the tributes are still coming in. This one is from The Horrors. More

Apr 17, 2014

Frontman Farris Badwin struts through the desert in the video for The Horrors’ new cut, “So You Know.”  More

Mar 17, 2014

British five-piece The Horrors have released "So Now You Know," another song from their much-anticipated fourth album.  More

Feb 24, 2014

The Horrors have announced the upcoming release of their newest album, Luminous. More

Stream The Horrors Remixes

HigherBoxset Out March 26, Digital Out Now

Dec 04, 2012

On March 26, The Horrors will release a box set of singles, remixes and assorted goodies from last year’s excellent album SkyingMore

Oct 17, 2012

Best known for her work in Cat's Eyes with The Horrors' Faris Badwan, Italian singer/songwriter Rachel Zeffira will soon branch off with her own solo record this winter. More

Mar 16, 2012

The concept of traveling through space seems to be a consistent motif with the recent batch of music videos by The Horrors and their songs from last year's excellent LP SkyingMore

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Mar 01, 2012

Last night at the NME Awards, UK musical artists The Horrors and Florence and the Machine came together to perform a duet on the former band's standout single "Still Life." More

Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue is Out Now, Has Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Feb 22, 2012

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue is still on newsstands now. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Watch: The Horrors Play “Last Call”

Perform “I Can See Through You” and “Endless Blue”

Feb 02, 2012

Considering that the show starts at 1:35 in the morning, it's hard to imagine that many people stayed up long enough to watch Last Call with Carson Daly air a couple performances by Faris Badwan and The Horrors. More

Listen: The Horrors Remix Lady Gaga

Born This Way: The Remix Out November 21

Nov 11, 2011

As previously reported, Lady Gaga has enlisted a slew of notable artists to give her album Born This Way a re-rub. We have The Horrors' contribution.  More

The Horrors, Goldfrapp, Foster the People and More Remix Gaga

Born This Way The Remix Due Out November 21

Oct 21, 2011

A slew of indie and indie-approved artists are busy remixing Lady Gaga’s Born this Way More

Listen: The Horrors Cover Beyoncé

“The Best Thing I Never Had”

Oct 13, 2011

The Horrors recently stopped by BBC, and brought with them a nice and random cover (just the way they like 'em). We have the audio.  More

Oct 12, 2011

Reflecting the Technicolor direction of their lastest full-length Skying, The Horrors recently unveiled a music video for the track "I Can See Through You." More

Watch: The Horrors on Last Call With Carson Daly

Performed “Still Life” and “Changing In The Rain”

Oct 05, 2011

Last week The Horrors performed two songs from their latest album, "Skying" on Last Call With Carson Daly. More

Sep 16, 2011

On Thursday, September 15th, 2011, The Horrors performed at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA with support from The Stepkids. Photographer, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery here. More

Aug 09, 2011

Today, The Horrors unleash their new album Skying on North America. In honor of their event, the band is doing a live streaming release show at Webster Hall.  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Jul 25, 2011

UK band The Horrors are releasing their third LP, Skying, August 9 via XL Recordings. More

Listen: The Horrors Cover “Get Carter”

A Piece of Retro Rock Bliss

Jul 14, 2011

The Horrors (whose excellent new album Skying you can hear below) dropped by Abeano for a little random cover action. We have the details.  More

Watch: Cat’s Eyes Cover “The Crying Game”

Live Organ-driven Performance Clip Filmed at a Museum

Jun 30, 2011

Cat's Eyes is comprised of The Horrors' Faris Badwan and Italian-Canadian singer/multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira. Check out this live performance video of the duo covering "The Crying Game." More

The Horrors Head on the Road—in America

Upcoming LP Skying Drops Aug. 9

Jun 13, 2011

The Horrors are crossing the pond this fall to deliver a batch of performances across the U.S. We have the dates. More

The Horrors to Release Brand New Song as a Single

“Whole New Way” Not on Band’s Album

Sep 24, 2009

The Horrors are set to release a brand new song entitled "Whole New Way" as a single. The song was not featured on the band's Mercury Prize-nominated second album Primary Colours. It will be available via iTunes on September 29th and released on 7" vinyl on November 3rd (with the album's title track, "Primary Colours," as the B-side). "Whole New Way" is streaming on the band's website now. More

Speech Debelle Wins the Mercury Prize

British Rapper Beats out Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, The Horrors, Friendly Fires, The Invisible

Sep 08, 2009

Speech Debelle has won this year's Mercury Prize, it was just announced at a ceremony in London. The British rapper was something of a surprise winner and beat out the likes of The Horrors, Friendly Fires, Bat For Lashes, The Invisible, Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Glasvegas, and others. Debelle took the stage and immediately gave a shout out to one of her fellow nominees. "Big up The Invisible," she said. Debelle had told BBC 6 Music radio earlier in the evenining that The Invisible were her favorite other nominee. Ironically, despite her name, Speech Debelle gave a short speech. She thanked her label, producers, and family ("my gran's over there").The winner is awarded 20,000 pounds and Debelle also said, "Thank-you to whoever's name is on the check." More

The Horrors Set to Collaborate with Gorillaz on Upcoming Album

Plus a New Horrors Single Re-Mixed by Damon Albarn

Sep 01, 2009

The Horrors have been tapped by Damon Albarn for a collaboration on the upcoming Gorillaz album. More

Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, etc. Nominated for The Mercury Prize

The Invisible, Glasvegas, The Horrors, Kasabian, and others also honored

Jul 21, 2009

Every year since 1992 The Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best album recorded by an artist from either the United Kingdom or Ireland. Last year Elbow won it. This morning 2009's nominees were announced. They include Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, The Invisible, Glasvegas, The Horrors, Kasabian, and others. More

HEALTH, The Horrors Announce Fall Tours

Both Bands Are Promoting Impressive Sophomore LPs

Jun 11, 2009

There are plenty of bands touring this fall but two of the scariest are L.A.'s noise-mongers HEALTH and Southend, England's garage-goth mavens The Horrors. Don't worry, their respective scariness is certainly more Halloween than Bride of Chucky. Plus, both are touring the U.S. in support of impressive sophomore longplayers. More


Interviews

2016 Artist Survey: Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Cat’s Eyes

Badwan on 2016's Best Albums, Scary Movies, First Kisses, Time Travel, and Memorable Fan Encounters

Feb 08, 2017

For Under the Radar's 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More

Aug 25, 2014

Somewhere there exists a John Denver song for the bizarre American life on the road that U.K. band The Horrors has experienced in their stateside tours over the course of nearly a decade. More


Reviews

V

V

Wolftone/Caroline

Sep 22, 2017

There are roughly three groups of people that are aware of The Horrors. First is the cult following that have been devoted to the charismatic group from its Ramones-esque beginnings.  More

Luminous

Luminous

XL

May 02, 2014

The Horrors first exploded onto the scene in 2006, a gang of cartoon goths playing a snarling brand of psycho-garage that sounded like nothing anyone had heard for a very long time.  More

Green Man Festival 2013 - Edwyn Collins, The Horrors, Low, Fuck Buttons, Band of Horses, and more

Sep 06, 2013

The Green Man Festival has, in the 10 years since its inception, evolved from a one-day, 300-capacity campfire folk show into a week-long, eclectic event playing home to some 22,000 guests. Amongst British festival-goers it has a reputation as one of the summer's highlights and is spoken of as being a world away from the laddish, lager lout-infested, drug-peddling havens that make up the larger part of the Brit festival circuit. More

Coachella Recap Day 1: Neon Indian, Pulp, M83 and More

April 14th, 2012

Apr 16, 2012

Regardless of the setbacks, it was—as usual—a day of exceptional music. The day’s highlights) and lowlights included Neon IndianArctic MonkeysPulpMazzy StarThe RaptureM83, and The Horrors.

  More

Skying

Skying

XL

Jul 26, 2011

On their third album, Skying, The Horrors have completely shed all the goth trappings that originally defined them. While their sophomore album, Primary Colours, was a bold step out of the gloom with its shoegaze textures and Krautrock rhythms, Skying sounds like an entirely different band. More

Off Festival 2010 Day One Recap: The Horrors, Toro y Moi, Art Brut, Tindersticks

August 6th, 2010

Aug 07, 2010

The opening night’s observation that I was about to slip down the rabbit hole turned out to be apt. After a restless night of sleep (Hello jetlag!), I was bundled into a car and taken deep into a rain covered forest. I’m from Los Angeles. This setting? Well…welcome to Wonderland. Today's residents? Potty Umbrella, Tin Pan Alley, Kim Nowak, Something Like Elvis, The Horrors, Art Brut, Lenny Valentino, and Tindersticks. More