The Horrors are an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesizer player Tom Furse, bassist Rhys Webb, and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon. Their music has been classified as garage rock, garage punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and post-punk revival. The band have released five studio albums: Strange House, Primary Colours, Skying, Luminous and V all of which charted within the UK Top 40.
|Origin:||Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England|
|Genres:||Indie rock, post-punk revival, shoegazing, post punk, gothic rock, garage rock, garage punk|
|Labels:||Stolen Transmission, Loog, Wolf Tone, XL|
|Associated acts:||The Rotters, Spider and the Flies, Lumina, Cat's Eyes, Gorillaz|
|Website:||The Horrors's Official site|
|Members:||Faris Badwan, Tom Furse, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon, Rhys Webb|
|Twitter:||The Horrors's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||The Horrors's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||The Horrors's Facebook profile|
|SoundCloud:||The Horrors's SoundCloud|
About Joe Spurgeon
Drummer and percussionist known as one fifth of the English rock band The Horrors. The band has gained a substantial reputation for performing at prestigious festivals like the Latitude Festival and the Reading and Leeds festivals.
He and fellow member Joshua Hayward joined the founding members of The Horrors in 2005, rehearsing in an underground club called Junkclub co-founded by bassist Rhys Webb.
The 2008 documentary Counting in Fives, documenting The Horrors 2007 tour, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
His sister Isabel is one of the members of the London band Novella. He also married Harry Webb, the sister of bandmate Rhys Webb.
He performs alongside Faris Badwan, Rhys Webb, Tom Cowan, and Joshua Hayward in The Horrors.
Information related to The Horrors
- Music in Southend-on-Sea
- British garage rock groups
- Musicians from Essex
- XL Recordings artists
- Neo-psychedelia groups
- NME Awards winners
- Post-punk revival music groups
- Garage punk groups
- Shoegazing musical groups
- English indie rock groups