The Horrors have announced the details of their upcoming new album. Set for release on September 22nd, the aptly titled V will be the band’s fifth studio album and the follow up to 2014’s Luminous.

A band that has always refused to stay tied to their garage punk beginnings, The Horrors showed their continued sonic evolution with their dazzling latest single, ‘Machine’ – the first track to be shared from the new album. It’s an dark and industrial mesh of stomping and electrifying rhythms and post-punk fuzz. Listen below.

Talking about the band’s refusal to stand still, vocalist Faris Badan says, “It is a risk.  “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time.”

Keyboardist Tom Cowan continues: “It’s natural, if you do see yourself as an artist, to progress and not play it safe. Bowie pre-empted the modern condition of not being able to stay in one place for very long, and I get frustrated with bands who stay still. Because then it does become a career.”

V, which was produced by Paul Epworth (FKA Twigs, Lorde, Rihanna, Adele, London Grammar, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, U2, Paul McCartney), is set for release on September 22nd via Wolftone/Caroline International.

In addition, the band have also announced dates for an October UK tour. This follows two summer dates; a small show at London’s Omeara on July 11th, followed by the Latitude Festival on July 14, a UK festival exclusive for the band. See full dates bellow.


16/10 – Mandela Hall, Belfast
17/10 – Tivoli, Dublin
19/10 – Qmu, Glasgow
20/10 – Newcastle University, Newcastle
21/10 – Leeds University, Leeds
22/10 – Academy 1, Liverpool
24/10 – Institute, Birmingham
22/10 – Bierkeller, Bristol
26/10 – The Junction, Cambridge
28/10 – Acca, Brighton
29/10 – Koko, London

By Daniel W.

Vulture Hound Music Co-Editor. New music and doughnuts on the South Coast of England.