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 founded'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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