And so the transformation of The Horrors from psychotic freak show through a sort of goth-garage, out the other side and into swirling psychedelia is complete. And let’s all agree right here right now that it has been a welcome transition: when a band can write songs as good as Still Life, and So Now You Know, and bathe them in wonderful floating synths, the less time they spend posturing and digging in the dirt the better.

The Horrors release their fourth album, Luminous, on Monday May 5th, on XL Recordings.