Entries in The Horrors (17)


[Y Not Festival] Day One Highlights including Willy Moon, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and a very British Summer

Festivals of all sizes are always a blast. Contrary to belief, bigger is not always better. Last weekend I took the trip over to Derbyshire, the county I grew up in from age 4-18, to hit up the fantastic Y Not Festival. A grassroots festival that started in a Quarry with a group of friends. It's now grown to be an award winning small festival with an amazing atmosphere and an ever growing number of big bands topping the line-up. This year was the biggest and best with The Cribs, The Horrors and The Darkness headlining the main stage and a flurry of great bands performing across another 6 stages. 

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[Y Not Festival] Our Most Anticipated Artists of the Festival

We've mentioned Y Not Festival a few times in the past few months and this weekend hoards of people will gather in Pikehall, Derbyshire to see some fantastic live music. We'll be making the trip over to enjoy the weekend in the sun (hopefully) and before we do that we thought we'd include some information on the bands we're most look forward to seeing over the weekend. 

Make the jump to get the low-down. The festival is now sold-out so if you slept on it, I'm afraid you've missed otu this year. Be sure to find the guys on Facebook to keep up with next year's plans. 

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[News] Y Not Festival Lineup

You know what I enjoy even more than the UK's biggest festivals? The smaller ones. Last year I ventured back into my home county of Derbyshire to hit up Y Not festival, a homegrown, grass roots built from the ground up festival. Boy did I have a good time. The likes of The Wombats, We Are Scientists, Pulled Apart By Horses, Roots Manuva, Little Comets and a host more across numerous stages graced the fields. This year promises to be even bigger, and with the winning the best small festival award last year, they're going to want to keep the good graces coming their way. With real ale and cider on offer too, family and friends a like are sure to have a good time along with tasting some great local produce.

This summer, over the weekend of August 2nd-4th, the normally peaceful countryside will play host to a melting pot of talent old and new. Headlining the Big Gin Stage will be The Horrors, The Cribs and The Darkness along with Ash, The Joy Formidable, Sky Larkin, Swim Deep, Drenge, Willy Moon. Gracing The Quarry Stage will be The 1975, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Electric Six, Stealing Sheep, The Family Rain and Sons and Lovers. Thing stake a heavier turn on The Giant Squid Stage with Wet Nuns, We Are The Ocean, Sharks, Arcane Roots, Gnarwolves and The Computers playing their music to the tent. 

The full line-up can be seen over on the official site with tickets priced at just £79.50. More bands are yet to be announced. Treat yourself to some summer fun.


[News] Parklife Weekender announces initial line-up

After weeks of torment and announcing just one act a day via numerous sources, Parklife Weekender has been given a full initial line-up announcement and it's shaping up to be a fun start to summer in Manchester. Presented by the same awesome people that bring us the Warehouse Project, the festival takes part over the weekend of June 8th-9th. Previously announced acts included Julio Bashmore, Everything Everything, The Maccabees, Four Tet and Hudson Mohawke. 

Names added today include Example, Plan B, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, A Trak, The Horrors, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Rudimental, TEED, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Savages, King Krule, Toro Y Moi and a crap load of others, with loads more still to be announced it's looking like it will live up to the previous years'. For the full line-up so far head over to the official website to grab some tickets. You know you want to. We're still awaiting word on the new venue/location for the event but we're told it'll all be revealed a week today (February 21st).


[Listen] The Horrors - "Ocean’s Burning" x "Still Life" (Electropsychacoustic) Session for 6 Music

Yesterday on BBC 6 Music, The Horrors took a visit to Lauren Laverne's Morning Show during which they all felt more than a little under the weather! However the band charged onward to lay down what they called an "electropsychacoustic" set of some Skying highlights. They played "Ocean's Burning" and today Lauren played a rendition of "Still Life" for the listeners and those in the studio. The minimal performances sounded great and the results can be enjoyed below. Alternatively you can enjoy the entire show for the next 6 days over on the BBC website


[Watch] The Horrors - "Still Life" Feat. Florence & The Machine (Live at The NME Awards Ceremony 2012)

So, last night The NME Awards took place in London with a number of Artists taking to the stage throughout the night. The show will be broadcast on TV this Saturday but footage from the performances is sneaking online. Kasabian paid tribute to the passing of Davy Jones with a brief Monkees tribute in their set but whilst scouring footage on Youtube I stumbled across this clip on The Horrors performing their single "Still Life" with a little help from double winner on the night, Florence Welch. Check out the footage at the top and look out for pro-shot performances appearing on SKoA at the weekend after the TV broadcast.

UPDATE: Added in the pro-shot broadcast footage above. Enjoy.


[Watch] The Horrors - "I Can See Through You" x "Endless Blue" Live on Last Call

On Tuesday, UK band The Horrors appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly to put in a couple of performances from their latest record, Skying. The band performed single, "I Can See Through You" and album cut "Endless Blue" for the audience in the studio, and at home. These guys seem to be going from strength to strength in a live setting and this performance shows it. Check it out "I Can See Through You" at the top of the page whilst "Endless Blue" is available after the jump. Both courtesy of The Audio Perv.

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[Watch & Download] TOY - "Left Myself Behind"

They may be rocking 70s-era haircuts, but don't let that fool you. London five-piece TOY is nowhere close to retro. Lead primarily by a Korg Delta, the band has already found themselves supporting acts like The Horrors and The Pretty Things after forming only a year ago in 2010. They've got that dreary-dream-pop thing going on much like S.C.U.M. but a little less dancy despite their similiarities.

Once you've enjoyed the 7 minute and forty-seven second treat that is "Left Myself Behind" courtesy of the above video you can head over this way to grab the track for free courtesy of Heavenly Recordings.