The Horrors to play University of Sussex gig

The Horrors are back and have unveiled details of their long-awaited fifth album, titled 'V'. 

As well as the album announcement, Faris Badwan and co dropped their first single in three years, 'Machine', and revealed plans for a lengthy UK tour, which is set for later in the year and will include a show at the University of Sussex in Brighton.

Speaking of the different direction The Horrors have taken on their upcoming LP, frontman Faris Badwan said: "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."

Bandmate and keyboardist Tom Cowan added: "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' is out on 22nd September via Wolf Tone/Caroline.

The Horrors will play at the Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Sussex in Brighton on 28th October. 

Listen to 'Machine' below

Words Lauren Wade

Like Rock Revolver on Facebook and follow us on Twitter