Monday, 23 January 2012

20th January - The Horrors

This gig was all i was waiting for, for months. It was the first time i had ever seen The Horrors and i can honestly say  they didn't disappoint. The venue was an old church, a very beautiful building and at the back of the stage you could still see the religious paintings and woodwork, it was perfect venue and very small, it was very fitting for The Horrors' music and beat any O2 academy anywhere around the country.
Toy were the support act, i've really been loving Toy lately, they're a London based band and play psychedelic, beautiful, synthy, shoegaze guitar music (very hard to sum up in one sentence) They were wonderful live, Tom Dougall's voice is stunning and softly filled the room. I managed to pick up the Left Myself Behind single pressed on white vinyl also, i'm very slowly becoming obsessed.
I can't really sum up how wonderful The Horrors were, i wasn't expecting to be stood as close to Rhys and Tom as i was, although Tom rarely even looked up from his keyboard, keeping up with his 'very cool, slightly moody, beautiful, synth geek' reputation, not that i'm complaining! A highlight for me was definitely Mirror's Image, one of my favourite songs from The Horrors, Endless Blue, the brass effects filling up the room of an old church and me dancing with a plastic cup of cider in my hand was my idea of perfect, and Moving Further Away, which was the last song they played and seemed to last for about 20 minutes. I could say this was one of the best gigs i've ever been to, there was such a mixture of people ranging from the tall, thin goths to the married couples. I left the gig with my sister and her friends, who happened to be going to The Horrors after party which was situated on an old boat turned into a club (apparently, god knows if they went), they even invited me to come along as they thought i was 18, but unfortunately i'm only 15, although i would if i could! I'm so seriously looking forward to when i see them support Florence, although that will be an entirley different atmosphere being situated in an arena.
p.s sorry for the terrible images, i only took about 4 as i was too busy dancing like some failed hippy, and they are from my phone, not the best thing. 


  1. so jel that you got to see the horrors :( glad you had a lovely time tho

    love e xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. haha the part you said that you danced like a failed hippy maked my laugh so hard!