Somewhere between Joy Division, the Damned and a can of hairspray, you’ll find the Horrors. Their NME-approved brand of manic garage goth might’ve seemed like a joke at first (a drummer named Coffin Joe wasn’t helping), but the Horrors aren’t laughing anymore. The songs from upcoming album Primary Colours (due in May on XL) are the U.K. group’s strongest yet. The echo-laden “Sea Within A Sea” sounds like Ian Curtis waking up next to Robert Smith with the ultimate goth hangover. It’s also nearly eight minutes long and genuinely spooky.
“Sea Within A Sea” (download):