XL Recordings


One of Britain’s most peculiar mainstream exports – adored at home, but almost unknown in North America – The Horrors bring their third album Skying across the Atlantic poised to conquer. The homeland hype was promising, but there’s no denying the record is underwhelming, if not down-right disappointing. This spiky five-piece brings their awkward swagger in bushels, crooning and swaying with one collective voice, but where that voice takes you will depend on what you’re looking for.

Skying is the third album from British band, The Horrors. The slightly obscure post punk fivesome have never endured success like they have with Skying as it rocketed to number five in the UK charts, twenty places higher than previous effort Primary Colours. Is their success justified? Definitely, yes.