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The Horrors are unimpressed at the use of their music at the Labour party conference
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The Horrors are unimpressed at the use of their music at the Labour party conference

It feels as though we’ve been here many times before; when will politicians learn that musicians really aren’t that keen on being associated with them?

Previously we’ve seen Johnny Marr telling David Cameron that he is “forbidden” from listening to The Smiths, while last year Thom Yorke said he would “sue the living shit” out of the Prime Minister if he ever used Radiohead’s music for campaigning purposes.

Now it’s the turn of the Labour party to irritate an artist, and this time it’s The Horrors who have unwittingly found their music being co-opted as one of their songs made an appearance at the Labour party conference yesterday.

A series of tweets from the band, which have since been deleted, included the words “Fucks sake,” keep your outdated political ideologies away from us”, adding “Our colour isn’t red, it isn’t blue, it’s black.”

Although the tweets have since been removed, band member Tom Cowan is believed to have contacted Buzzfeed and made clear he was behind the messages.

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