Howling Bells will release their new album on September 12th on Cooking Vinyl. The Loudest Engine will be preceded by a clutch of live shows, including a London date at the Electric Ballroom on September 15th.
A raw, psychedelic third studio album, and the sequel to 2009’s Radio Wars, the recording of The Loudest Engine saw the band get sonic inspiration from Nevada’s expansive surroundings and Las Vegas’s street-soiled vibe.
Howling Bells’ desert sessions were the final part of a year-long writing adventure that saw the band, while on tour, wander through strange American outposts and seedy European back streets in their downtime. Their travels provided endless lyrical inspiration; much of The Loudest Engine was written on the road.
The result is 12 songs that burn with a ferocious intensity, clipping garage blues (Charlatan) to end of the world freak outs (The Wilderness) and heart-bruised laments (Into The Sky). This is the record that may well change people’s perceptions of the band.
Listen to the title track and check out the UK tour dates below.
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UK Tour Dates:
Weds 14th SEPTEMBER – PORTSMOUTH, WEDGEWOOD ROOMS
Thurs 15th – LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM
Fri 16th – SHEFFIELD, PLUG
Sun 18th – LEEDS, COCKPIT
Mon 19th – GLASGOW, ORAN MOR
Tues 20th – MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3