First-class British psych-rockers The Horrors are coming for their heavily anticipated first performance in Slovenia, where they will also present their first new material in three years! The album V was released in September, with the Guardian declaring it their best work so far. The band is touring with Mueran Humanos, who utilise experimental, punk and avant-garde methods to create propulsive pop in Spanish, also collaboratively with a member of Einstürzende Neubauten.
Five-piece The Horrors staked their claim in the British indie boom at the start of the millennium with colourful, ultra-tripped-out psychedelia, steeped in warm sonic brightness and cold post-punk edge, as well as due respect paid to elders such as The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Cure. Four excellent, critically acclaimed albums such as Skying and Primary Colours – the latter produced by Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow and declared one of the best albums of all time by NME –, proved the band is here to stay and placed high on charts in Great Britain and elsewhere. The success took the group around the world, including famed festivals such as Glastonbury, ATP, Reading and Leeds, as well as on tours with Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine and Depeche Mode.
With their first new material since 2014’s record Luminous, the single Machine, these XL Recordings protégés announced their return and their fifth album, simply titled V. The album, produced by Paul Epworth (FKA twigs, Lorde, Paul McCartney, London Grammar, …), proves that the Horrors are at the peak of their creative powers, freely and boldly exploring their own musical expression.
Argentinian couple Mueran Humanos sound as a magnetic robot tango in the night, as a “psychedelic Johnny Cash and June Carter“ (Louder Than War), as a damn cool synth duo that’s doing things other synth duos aren’t even dreaming about doing. They combine electronic noise with raw recordings and samples, with Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten lending his guitar skills to their second album, mixed in that same legendary band’s Berlin studio. Music that references D.A.F., Kraftwerk, Soft Cell and the sci-fi worlds of Philip K. Dick, and hits with all the force and splendour of a thunderstorm.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.