Howling Bells – Slowburn

It is true to say that the release of Howling Bells debut album in 2006 was one of a handful of records that made us start a music blog all those years ago – we just wanted more people to get the chance to hear it, and in particular the uniquely splendid Low Happening. Now eight years later the band are preparing Heartstrings for release, their fourth album, … Continue reading Howling Bells – Slowburn

New Album From Howling Bells

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 … Continue reading New Album From Howling Bells

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday

After a brief foray in MM’s territory, recommending Kurran & The Wolfnotes’ Your Four Limbs, and enjoying HUGELY the Pancake Breakfast track, The Ballad of Maynard Noe (and let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a pancake breakfast?), it’s back to Friday business. For some unfathomable reason, I was thinking about Level 42 this week (in my defence, only once and rather briefly). It could have … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday