The Horrors - Primary Colours (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The Horrors - Primary Colours

(XL)

ROCK

This second album is so wildly different from The Horrors’ schlocky, B-movie, overhyped garage debut that it’s hard to believe it’s the same band. Gone are the irritating punk rants and big hair, replaced by ghosts of The Cure, Joy Division and JAMC and, erm, slightly smaller hair. There’s an admirably bloody single-mindedness about it though, and certainly more depth to the likes of ‘I Only Think Of You’ than they ever shown previously, but the whole thing is rather monotonous in its misery, and they do wear their new influences on their sleeves. Kudos for trying something different though.

The Horrors

Garage rock and post punk from the English indie rockers as they tour their fourth album Luminous.

Bierkeller, Bristol

Wed 25 Oct

£17.50 / 0117 926 8514

KOKO, London NW1

Sun 29 Oct

£18.50 / 0870 432 5527

Leeds Metropolitan University Studio Theatre

Sat 21 Oct

£17.50 / 0113 283 5998

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