Recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey, Luminousis the follow-up to the band’s 2007 debut Strange House, the Mercury-nominated Primary Colours (2009), and the critically-acclaimed Skying (2011) – a record that entered the charts at Number Five and featured prominently in the end-of-year magazine/newspaper polls, and was anointed NME's Album Of The Year.
Luminous,is an album that, for once, merits that over-used phrase “keenly-anticipated”. It follows the breakthrough success of the silver-selling Skying, an album beloved of heroes and peers such as Bobby Gillespie, Alex Turner and Trent Reznor and that also brought The Horrors into the world of the Radio 1 A-list and Later… With Jools Holland.
The album has been supported by a diary packed full of festival appearances and live shows including their own stand alone concerts in New York and LA. In the UK The Horrors played at shows including Field Day, Isle Of Wight Festival and most recently Glastonbury (where NME picked them as the 2nd biggest moment of the festival on the Sunday). The band will play Reading and Leeds later this summer before embarking on their own Luminous Tour of the UK in September and October, which will culminate in a London show at London’s Troxy on October 4th.
The Horrors are Faris Badwan (vocals), Joshua Third (guitarist), Tom Furse (keyboards, synthesisers), Rhys Webb (bass) and Joe Spurgeon (drums, percussion).