Faris Badwan
English rock musician
Faris Badwan
Faris Badwan is an English musician, best known as the lead vocalist of The Horrors, and more recently one half of Cat's Eyes with Rachel Zeffira.
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Peaches Geldof, Tom Cohen welcome son Astala
Gigwise - almost 5 years
Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen of SCUM have welcomed their first child into the world. Geldof, who has previously dated Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Spector's Fred MacPherson, gave birth to a baby boy named Tweeting the news, Peaches said: "Yes, its true- I'M A MUMMY!!!! "My little boy is the most beautiful thing in this world. When he holds @tomfromscum's finger with his hand its the sweetest thing ever. X" Peaches and Tom's son's full name is reportedly Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof. Max Dundas, Geldof's publicist said: "Peaches and Thomas are delighted to announce the birth of their son Astala. Both were overjoyed at his arrival this week."
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Record Store Day Badges
Clash - almost 5 years
The Horrors' frontman Faris Badwan has designed a series of badges for Record Store Day. The Horrors are - it's fair to say - big vinyl fans. The band DJ on the side, while their music is littered with references to other groups, other styles, other songs. So when Record Store Day comes around, it's safe to assume that The Horrors will have a lengthy shopping list. Taking place this Saturday (April 21st) frontman Faris Badwan has designed a new range of badges to commemorate the event. Highlighting the Music Matters campaign, the badges will go on sale as part of Record Store Day. Faris Badwan: "I've discovered so much music through independent record shops, particularly Rough Trade. It's not the same experience buying records on the internet. I've always thought Record Store Day was such a great idea, limited 7"s from musicians who share a love of making actual records". This is the latest in a series of specially designed badges from Music Matters. At the BRIT Awar ...
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Music: MusicalWork Review: Grinderman: Grinderman 2 RMX
A.V. Club - almost 5 years
There’s more than a little irony that Grinderman, a band that served as the wild and raw foil to the Bad Seeds’ sophistication, turned its songs over to be remixed. The act’s two albums were a testament to base desires—sex, mostly, with a hint of violence to keep listeners on their toes—and there are few places less primal than the cold deliberations of a producer’s mixing suite. The best moments on Grinderman 2 RMX come when the remixers force their will on the tracks rather than playing second fiddle to the band. A Place To Bury Strangers’ Oliver Ackerman runs “Worm Tamer” through his extensive pedal chain to transform it into a noisy shoegaze number. Cat’s Eyes swaps Cave’s vocals for Rachel Zeffira’s ethereal voice on “When My Baby Comes,” and Faris Badwan of The Horrors twists the track into out-of-focus drones ... Read more
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Album review: Skying*** - Times LIVE
Google News - over 5 years
"Celebrity" girlfriends (Peaches Geldof for lead singer Faris Badwan), a rockumentary (Counting in Fives), and producers scrambling to work with them (they roped in Portishead's Geoff Barrow and music video director Chris Cunningham's services) - they
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Cat's Eyes Cover My Bloody Valentine's 'To Here Knows When' - Death and Taxes
Google News - over 5 years
Cat's Eyes is the side project of The Horrors' Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira, a Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist. They will be performing in an art installation created by Ron Arad called Curtain Call at London's Roundhouse
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The horrors _ No longer a fright - Bangkok Post
Google News - over 5 years
Don't hurry, give it time/ Things are they way they have to be/ The moment that you want is coming if you give it time,'' sings frontman Faris Badwan in Still Life, the lead single from the Horrors' third album Skying. And it seems like patience has
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CD review: The Horrors 'Skying' - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 5 years
The intent becomes evident on the first single, “Still Life,” in which singer Faris Badwan's voice soars over an ever-expanding arrangement of pounding drums, big-sky synthesizer chords and epic horns. The messianic urgency of the track suggests Simple
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“Skying” (XL Recordings) - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
These British punks have certainly come a long way since “Sheena is a Parasite” and the 2007 night that frontman Faris Badwan behaved like a total pill at Allston club Great Scott. Swirling synths and an atmospheric '80s vibe make the band's third
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When Cat's Eyes met Ron Arad - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Horrors frontman Faris Badwan tells Dorian Lynskey about his new work: an opera-pop crossover featuring a light-emitting curtain by Ron Arad. Will it be better than the day he fooled the Pope? In the basement of Ron Arad's studio in Camden, London,
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The Horrors - Skying - RTE.ie
Google News - over 5 years
It certainly sounds that way on Moving Further Away, an eight-minute epic on which Horrors' vocalist Faris Badwan channels a mock heroic baritone in the grand tradition of Phil Oakey, while some of the freshest and most catchy synths since Love Action
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New CDs in Review, 8/9/11 - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
By The Denver Post Faris Badwan of the Horrors, who have evolved into something fierce. (Jim Dyson, Getty Images) Cheers to the fans who have stuck with the Horrors for the two records since 2007's "Strange House." Once a flavor-of-the-week band best
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Preview: Latitude 2011 - musicOMH.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also playing at this time are The Horrors front man Faris Badwan's side project, Cat's Eyes, at the Sunrise Arena. The comedy programme offers up Tom Deacon and Joe Wells, both great young comedians, and appearing earlier in the day
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The Horrors: All grown up and ready for life to get interesting - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
On a murky Manchester morning, The Horrors' Faris Badwan slouches in the back of a grey taxi, gazing out at the maudlin post-industrial cityscape. Incongruously, he is discussing a recent visit to the Vatican, where he performed with his
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The Horrors - Skying Album Review - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
Even the live show back then seemed to focus around several giant gimmicks; singer Faris Badwan's insistence on jumping in the crowd and smearing audience members with black ink, (then) keyboard player Rhys "Spider" Webb's spooky on-stage manoeuvres, ... - -
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Matt Bellamy, Alex Turner, Dave Grohl: Hottest Men In Music - Summer 2011 - Gigwise
Google News - over 5 years
Our countdown also includes the likes of Tinie Tempah, Julian Casablancas, Jared Leto and Matt Bellamy, who've made it in for another year, as well as debut appearances from artists like The Horrors' Faris Badwan, Friendly Fires' Ed McFarlane and
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Cat's Eyes: "The Crying Game" (Video) - Prefixmag
Google News - over 5 years
Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira are clearly enamored with their version of the song, as they've just produced this simple performance video for the track. The star of the show here is the gigantic Wurlitzer organ Zeffira plays throughout,
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The Horrors – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Faris Badwan (no longer calling himself Faris Rotter) – has perfected Richard Butler's nicotine rasp . Heady, melodramatic songs such as Dive In edge the band's sound further towards the mainstream, to the horror of a handful of teenage goths,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Faris Badwan
    TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 21
    Badwan also produced Hatcham Social's 2008 single "So So Happy Making".
    More Details Hide Details Badwan's illustrations have also earned him admirers, he has had his work featured on releases by The Horrors, the Charlatans and Hatcham Social, and VICE magazine has done a feature on his work. His 'Drawing A Straight Number Nine' exhibition featured a drawing series of 100 new works by the frontman and took place in London. Due to its popularity it was then taken to Milan, Italy. Badwan discussed his work, "What I wanted to get across with this exhibition was how much of a part of my life drawing always has been. It invades all of my daily routine, be it in the shredded form of masking tape stuck to my walls, line-drawings on restaurant napkins or supermarket receipts, to the sketchbooks I carry with me. It really is the one constant solid thing in my life – a stream which runs regardless of what I happen to be doing or where." Livemusic.fm
  • 2007
    Age 20
    Badwan and his band were thrown out of a concert in Massachusetts in 2007 after he accidentally smashed a ceramic bust of Elvis Presley on stage.
    More Details Hide Details He once fractured his nose when Horrors guitarist Joshua Third accidentally hit him with his guitar headstock. He also enjoys reading, writing, and directing short videos. Prior to forming The Horrors, Faris took part in a pseudo-punk band, The Rotters, named after the novel The Rotters' Club by Jonathan Coe. The band formed in a hurry after a club offered them a gig, and featured Badwan on drums, Dylan "Rotter" Wigoder on vocals, "Robot" Jess Meek on bass guitar, and Emily "Rotter" Watson (later of London band Boys of Brazil) on guitar. Although not in any way a serious drummer and unable to keep a steady beat, Badwan took up the instrument and played on the band's only single, the triple A-side "Japanese Punk". The Rotters have admitted they are not a serious outfit, wrote all their songs in a matter of hours and never practised; the band are theoretically on hiatus rather than defunct, but a reunion seems unlikely.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 18
    Badwan is best known as vocalist for The Horrors, an Alternative Rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, their debut album "Strange House" was released in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Badwan is notorious for his onstage activities, which have featured violence, the use of black paint to mark audience members, scaling anything available, and using items found in the stage area to antagonise the audience.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    Continuing his education, Badwan moved to London to study illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2004, eventually deferring from his studies to concentrate on his musical career with the band.
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  • 1999
    Age 12
    In 1999, Badwan obtained a scholarship to the exclusive public boarding school Rugby School, where he met Horrors bassist Tomethy Furse.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on September 21, 1986.
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