The Horrors confirm completion of fourth album

Banishing the curse of the difficult third album, 2011's 'Skying' was released to critical acclaim and helped to put The Horrors on the pedestal that they deserve to be on. Now, just under three years on, the Southend five piece have finally given fans the closure they have so eagerly been awaiting.  

Talking exclusively on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night, frontman Faris Badwan confirmed the albums completion and admitted naming their creation is always the hardest part of the process. He said: "The record is finished now - we're deciding on a running order and the artwork.'' He went onto add: ''The hardest thing of all is coming up with the name - it's a nightmare, and it's the worst part of being in a
band, or at least the most time consuming."

The follow up to 'Skying' is now complete
Badwan, who along with his band will play the first BBC 6 Music Festival later this month, also admitted that he has finally managed to obtain what he has always wanted from an album."I would honestly say it's my favourite record we've done because I feel like we finally got close to what we actually wanted from the songs... I'm happy with it, I'm really happy with it."

The band will also hit the road to promote the album - although dates and venues are yet to be confirmed. "As a band we love touring, it's very much central to our records, we write the songs to be played live," he said. "So we're going to be performing as much as we can over the next couple of years."

George Henry King

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