Last month The Horrors unveiled "So Now You Know", the lead single from their 'weirder, wilder and more colorful' fourth album Luminous, out May 6th on XL Recordings. The track is an otherworldly widescreen affair with the commanding vocals of Faris Badwan leading the way.
The "So Now You Know" video is a short surreal film about the loneliness of teenage life, and the world we create with our friends at that age. Filmed on the outskirts of LA in an empty desert town which matches the hazy synths of the track in question, the treatment weaves between multiple protagonists each experiencing a moment of realization about their life, discovering a beauty in the mundane world and expressing this through interpretive dance. Faris also features in the video.
The band will head to the U.S. in April to play the Vans Classic & City Event series on Tuesday, April 29 in Brooklyn at the House of Vans before they make their way to Los Angeles to play a sold-out performance at the annual Britweek Music Sessions at the First Unitarian Church on May 1. The Horrors will then travel to Austin to make an appearance at Austin Psych Festival. Since returning, the band have brought their new sound to the inaugural 6Music Festival in Manchester, where they headlined Stage 2, and the The Fly awards, where they performed "I See You" with Thurston Moore.
The Horrors U.S. tour dates:
April 29 House of Vans Brooklyn, NY
May 1 First Unitarian Church Los Angeles, CA
May4-6 Austin Psych Festival Austin, TX
The Horrors are Faris Badwan (vocals), Joshua Third (guitarist), Tom Furse (keyboards, synthesisers), Rhys Webb (bass) and Joe Spurgeon (drums, percussion).