When The Horrors’ debut album Strange House was released a few years back, it had everything going for it: Alan Moulder and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner were among the album’s production team, singles “Sheena Is a Parasite” and “Death at the Chapel” were a favorite on MP3 blogs, and many people, including myself, thought they’d be huge. Ultimately, Strange House didn’t really top the charts and the “next big thing” buzz slowly died out too. But now that Nine Inch Nails and the Gorillaz have taken the British band under their wings, I think we may be in for another round of hype.
“We went down to the studio,” Webb continued, “and [Albarn] said, ‘We’re working on the new album and we’ve not collaborated with a guitar band before and your album (Primary Colours) is one of the most exciting things I’ve heard in a long time. Would you be up for working on a track?”
The Horrors were thrilled at the invitation of course, as they’re huge Blur/Gorillaz fans, and the collaboration went forward because, as Webb said, “it made perfect sense for us.”