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The Horrors – Sea Within A Sea

Well well, boys, what have you been up to?

It doesn’t seem too long ago that I was sat on a sofa in the upstairs bit of Bristol Academy. Along with my friend Phil, we were there to interview a new, up and coming band called The Horrors. Half an hour later the interview was done, and we went away rather happy with what what we had heard – I had initially seen them as a band more concerned with their look than their music, yet that thirty minutes dispelled those thoughts.

Yet their initial album, as frenetic and exciting as it was, lacked something. Each song was fine for the 90 or so seconds it lasted, but afterwards you didn’t feel anything. It was very much a throwaway record.

So how have they gone from this

to this?

The new album has been aided in its produced by Chris Cunningham and Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame. By God you can hear the influence. There will be lazy comparisons to Joy Division and Interpol, but from this song there is so much more than that. There is so much going on in this song…it is brilliant. I cannot wait. If the rest of the album is as surprising, dark, and quite as brilliant as this, we could have the album of the year here.:


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The Maccabees – No Kind Words

Despite the appearance of Matthew Horne, looking very much like a youthful Spock, this is a tune. Along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this is the album I’m looking forward to most in zero nine.

For the uninitiated, check out ‘Latchmere’, a jaw-achingly fun tune from their first album

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