Ben Howard has become a particular favourite of Mrs Mackerel’s since the release of his excellent Every Kingdom album last year. Despite its clear folk footprint, it proved him to be a gifted and exceptional singer-songwriter with a core of steel rather than anything more fey or whimsical.
We are delighted to be able to bring you two new videos for Only Love and from the BBC Live Lounge as well as some US tour dates and a free competition to win a signed lithio giveaway with CD.
To enter, all you need to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with Ben Howard Competition in the subject header, and simply tell us what four words are printed on the red, octagonal sign on the brick wall in the Only Love video. Easy.
Closing date for entries is the 10th June. Winner chosen at random from the correct e-mails received. One entry per person. Winner will be announced on Mad Mackerel after the closing date.
Without further ado, here is the new video for Only Love.
And here he is in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge with a simply stunning version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe.
Catch him on the remainder of his tour in the USA.
June 2 – The Loft @ UCSD, La Jolla, CA (SOLD OUT)
June 5 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
June 6 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
June 7 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
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