Of all the qualities that made The Horrors’ Skying by far and away one of the best albums of 2011 was just how well it recaptured the sounds of early 80s post-punk. It was like a magical ship-in-a-bottle preserve of past sounds and aesthetics, re-made for a 21st century audience – and boy did it sound incredible.
New single Changing The Rain captures every aspect of that – from the gloom-soaked, swirling synths and dirge-like guitar of the verses to the sun-burst positivity of the chorus, the song sweeps across an ocean of a soundscape with mind-blowing aptitude. Like The Cure, Joy Division and every other post-punk great compiled into one heady melange of intensity, Changing The Rain is a stunning summary of Skying’s brilliance.
Changing The Rain is released on the 12th March.