The Horrors have come a long way in their career. From being that band only recognized for their visual mix of goth and emo to finally being praised by their sonic mix of 60s garage and 80s art noise bands; it took them a few years, two albums and the best underground references in the overground. While the third album is still in talks, Faris Badwan used his free time to come up with a conceptual new band that is just something else.
Cat’s Eyes features a Canadian opera soprano and multi-instrumentalist by the name of Rachel Zeffira and makes a sound that is so holy and brilliant that their first gig ever was inside St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican. According to the press release “it was attended by seven high-ranking cardinals”.
If you weren’t lucky enough – or Catholic enough – to be at the church when that happened, Farris and Rachel took some friends who managed to sneak in with cameras and recorded ‘I Knew It Was Over’. The video is really captivating, but nothing there will be as impressive as the dance that Farris does in order to control the massive pipe organ.
Heading to the Cat’s Eyes and leaving your e-mail there will give you a link for the song ‘Not a Friend’. Less epic and more sweet, it sounds like Little Joy slightly more reverberated, but just as sunny.
Both these stunning symphonic pieces of music will be featured on the duo’s EP Broken Glass, which will be released on February 28 by Polydor. The debut album will be released on April 11 and features production by Steve Osborne, who has worked with New Order and Happy Mondays in the past.
The visual concept of the band was directed by the great Chris Cunningham, who has worked with Faris in the past, though not many images have surfaced yet.