The Horrors turned London's Royal Albert Hall into a garage punk hotbed last night (May 9th).
The band took control of the historic London venue for a one night only set, dedicated to their 2009 album 'Primary Colours'.
Perhaps their defining moment, The Horrors threw themselves into the performance, ripping apart the record with cannibalistic glee.
Indeed, there was more than a shade of the industrial influence that dominated 'V' on display, beginning with a radically overhauled 'Mirror's Image'.
'Who Can Say' has remained a key component of The Horrors' live ammunition for a decade now, but here it's rendered with visceral, crunching pain.
'New Ice Age' brings a stately sense of post-punk to the Royal Albert Hall, before frontman Faris Badwan quips: "If this is your first Horrors show then you should have come 14 years ago..."
'I Can't Control Myself' seethes and writhes as the dramatic lighting sweeps around the historic venue, seguing into an exploratory take on the title track.
Thanking fans, the band then leap into the cosmic Krautrock masterpiece that is 'Sea Within A Sea', stretching and pushing the material to unheard heights.
Disappearing for a brief moment, The Horrors return with a spring in their step, Faris Badwan promising a surprise or two in the second half of the set.
He wasn't lying. The Horrors detonated a shrieking, screaming, vomiting version of early single 'Sheena Is A Paradiste' before following this with a barbed, ultra-degenerate runthrough 'Count In Fives'.
Ending with a stately 'Still Life' it served to underline just how far this band have traveled - from the sweatboxes of the 'Strange House' era to the grandeur of their current iteration.
Where they go next is up to them.
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