Friday, December 7

Apologies//TNPS single//yet more Horrors news

We're sorry for a bit of a drought here over this busy week. Now we're back to normal and will be bringing you all the news that's worth reading.

To that end, These New Puritans have announced that they are releasing the Beat Pyramid version of 'Elvis' as a single in January to promote the album. The video, which can be seen here, shows a very nice aesthetic (even if it does seem a little familiar at times... 'Sheena', anyone?) and also proves that re-recording your early material need not be a mistake. Far from it. While on the subject of singles, the 'Reflective/Surface' release from Neils Children has been put back provisionally until late April of next year. We're thinking September 2011 for the final release.

Also this week, the Horrors gave an electric performance at Electrowerkz, London, on Wednesday with support from Electricity In Our Homes and Ipso Facto. As well as an all-new live version of 'A Train Roars' (we were right), they included in their set some fantastic new songs including 'Vision Blurred', 'New Ice Age', 'Stand Forward', and 'Three Decades'.

If you missed this amazing concert, you can still hear the new material before the release of the new album, due around March, by going to see the band play their NME Awards show at the Astoria in London on 16th February. Support for this is, perhaps, even better than the Electrowerkz show, with These New Puritans (promoting their debut album, due out in January) and Ulterior making noises before the horror begins. Tickets are fast running out - be there.

A review of the Electrowerkz gig will be in Issue #002 of the New Thing fanzine, out in the New Year. Keep your eyes peeled.

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