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It is nearly five years since we have heard from Howling Owls, still one of our favourite ever discoveries in the ten years of MM. A hugely underrated band, we thought Florida’s finest had slipped back into the everglades… So it was quite a surprise, and an unexpected pleasure to get a short e-mail announcing […]

It is always a joy to receive a new song from MM faves Howling Owls, and it is no different with this one. Craig from the band simply told us “I worked on this one solo using mostly an old purple keyboard from the 90s. An attempt at more positive songwriting. You may enjoy.” Spirits To […]

In the past twelve months, Howling Owls may well have featured more on MM than any other band. Ever since we discovered their uniquely sinister take on the world with queasy tales of small town life, they have continued to delight and surprise with a whole series of tracks that have been uniform in their excellence. […]

It is well documented on here how much we love the wonderfully forbidding, and sometimes macabre, indie folk of the Howling Owls. For their latest track, they have teamed up with Maximino for A Wordsmith’s Reverie. It has an almost a waltz-time feel to it, but is still an everyday tale of resignation and failed […]

As anyone who reads this blog with any regularity will know, Howling Owls are one of our favourite discoveries of 2010. They take menacing, insistent, under-stated indie/folk matched with some of the best lyrical wordplay we’ve heard in a long while. The songs pick away at the edges of domestic strife and family troubles, gleefully […]

New from Howling Owls

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Alternative, Folk, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock
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Without doubt, Florida’s Howling Owls are one of our favourite new music discoveries of 2010 – we’ve featured three songs to date (as and when they’ve come through from the band) and so you can imagine our delight over the weekend when we received another new track. There’s a slight change in mood to Mood Ring […]

What a cracking start to the weekend. We’ve already given you two absolute gems from Howling Owls in the shape of the down-tempo, disconcerting Snake Charmer (No Money In The Bank) and the captivating and sinister Family Tree, and now rejoice because we have a third. It is another brand new track, another gem. That’s a 100% […]

More from Howling Owls

Posted: April 21, 2010 in Music
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The marvellously named, and slightly mysterious, Howling Owls have already delivered one of our favourite songs of 2010 with the sparse, desolate and resigned folk of Snake Charmer (No Money In The Bank) and so we were delighted yesterday to receive in our in-box a new tune, Family Tree. We were more delighted after we […]

Chris T Popper has been with MM from the very first post. Every year he produces his own list of favourite tunes and here are his selections for 2019. This year he was helped by Stan the greyhound. Next year I’m hoping we get Stan’s choices…   10. She Keeps Bees – Kinship Never got […]

We’re getting towards the sharp end of our mammoth count down now. Here are songs 30-21 of our favourites of the past ten years. 30 Bear Bones – Oil And Lacquer (2010)   An eight-piece folk explosion of rousing, thickly accented, swagger and swing.   29 James McMurtry – Copper Canteen (2015)   Opening with […]