The Horrors are a garage rock/post-punk band which formed in 2006 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, United Kingdom. The band consists of Faris Badwan (vocals), Joshua Hayward (guitar), Tom Cowan (keyboards), Rhys Webb (bass) and Joseph Spurgeon (drums). The band has released three full-length albums: 2007’s Strange House, 2009’s Primary Colours, and 2011’s Skying (the latter being recorded by the band in their own London studio built by Hayward). They are often tagged as goth rock, garage rock, shoegazing and post-punk.
Formed by ace faces of the East London and Southend-on-Sea angular scene in 2006, The Horrors have released twelve singles, three albums, and an EP in the US. They have been featured on the front cover of the NME, despite their singles being so limited that they are now considered collector’s items.
After releasing several singles they released their debut album, Strange House, in 2007. Strange House is primarily a garage rock album with elements of horror punk, and the album contains several of the Horrors’ previous singles. They made a number of festival appearances throughout 2007 to support the album, including appearances at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, various Scandinavian festivals, the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, and the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Australia. They have also supported the Arctic Monkeys.