It’s no secret that like most things in life, music tends to come full circle. Recently, disco has been the hot topic making a strong resurgence in indie electronic and dance music (see ATG favorites Penguin Prison’s show this Thursday as case in point). However, The Horrors’ third album Skying, released last week on XL, evokes the other side of the 1980s: big hair, synth-pop and leg warmers. “Still Life” could’ve easily been the anthem of one of those 1980s teen cult classics and would have seamlessly sat right next to Talking Heads, Tears for Fears or Simple Minds. But the Brits’ take on 1980s new wave marks a sea change from their first two records that flirted with punk, goth and metal. While I hope we’re not seeing any hair metal make the same resurgence, I’m a big fan of what The Horrors are doing with Skying.
The Horrors – Still Life