The Horrors: Beyonce is more interesting than rock bands

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 May 2014
The Horrors

The Horrors

The Horrors think Beyoncé is more interesting than most rock bands and inspired their latest album 'Luminous'

The Horrors think Beyoncé is more interesting than most rock bands.

The band - made up of Faris Badwan, Rhys Webb, Tom Cowan, Joshua Hayward and Joe Spurgeo - claim the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker had more of an influence on their new album 'Luminous' than fellow artists.

Bassist Rhys Webb told the Daily Star newspaper: "Beyoncé doesn't sound the most obvious influence on our music but her songs are like modern-day Motown classics and we identify more with that than we do with our contemporaries."

Rhys also hit out at artists like Lily Allen, whose album 'Sheezus' is available on Google Play for just 99p, because he feels modern music is throwaway.

He said: "Her record company have done that to give Lily a surefire number one - albums should be something that are there for a lifetime."

The five-piece have a bumper schedule for festival season with spots at Isle of Wight,­

Reading and Leeds and Field Day this summer.

Rhys said: "We've crept up the bills and we're ready to headline the ­bigger fest­ivals."

Meanwhile, Adele's producer Paul Epworth has helped on their track 'Falling Star', the first time the act has had help for five years.

But Rhys explained: "The next stage of our evolution may involve getting someone else in to produce a whole album for us."

The Horrors

Hailing from Southend-on-Sea, the four-piece performs psychedelic punk tinged with elements of goth.

Bierkeller, Bristol

Wed 25 Oct

£17.50 / 0117 926 8514

KOKO, London NW1

Sun 29 Oct

£18.50 / 0870 432 5527

O2 Academy Birmingham

Tue 24 Oct

£17.50 / 0121 622 8250

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