We live in America so we don't see NME too much and when we do it's usually white dudes with guitars or Beth Ditto—don't get us wrong we love white dudes and/or guitars and Beth Ditto!—but don't get us wrong, it's a little predictable. So a few years ago when The Horrors were on the magazine's cover, we didn't listen, as, apparently, didn't the rest of this side of the Atlantic. But now they are matured and good? So says a bunch of people we trust and we just listened and they weren't lying. What happened in two and a half years to get them to sound like driving around in the dark listening to "Bela Legosi is Dead"? Maybe production from Portishead's Geoff Barrow. Or a bunch of drugs. Whichever.
April 01, 2009