The Horrors have always been an impeccably cool band, but they were seen to be more about style than substance before the release of 2009's Primary Colours album. Their debut Strange House was their effort at modern garage rock while Primary Colours gave them the "hip" status and recognition with the taste makers, as well as earning them a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nomination.
Lead vocalist Faris Badwan however has decided to take a break from his band mates and the advantageous position The Horrors are now in to form a new project with Canadian classical musician Rachel Zaffira, called Cat's Eyes. They performed their first gig in St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican City last month and you can see some of the footage below.
Cat's Eyes are releasing their debut EP in February and an album in April but if you head over to www.catseyesmusic.com you can get a gorgeous download of Not A Friend from the duo.
The track itself is delicate with an alluring edge and is slightly reminiscent of the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows even without that intention. Not A Friend is definitely worth the download whether you are a Horrors fan or not.