Anglo For Your Ear: The Horrors’ “She Is the New Thing”

I’ve never thought The Horrors were a particularly interesting band. But while watching TV here in London, I noticed that the BBC was using “She Is the New Thing” in an ad promoting their new show, Being Human. The song’s “96 Tears”-esque organs have been stuck in my head ever since. The animated video, featuring decapitations, eyes being plucked out by crows, and beating hearts being devoured, is a bit much.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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