With explosive, reverb-drenched guitar splashes and a gritty Jesus and Mary Chain-esque chord progression, Howler have blasted back onto the scene with new single Don’t Wanna, due to be taken from their sophomore album World Of Joy out on Rough Trade Records, 25th March.
Accompanying the highly anticipated and long-awaited single is a beautiful new black and white video shot around the band’s home city of Minneapolis, co-directed by singer Gatesmith himself. Wailings of how one shouldn’t live up to expectations feature throughout, making this an anthem for the helpless and the hopeless – Gatesmith honestly stating “You don’t have to be anyone if you don’t want to”, voicing a generation.
World Of Joy is available for pre-order from Rough Trade on CD, LP and for MP3 download. The first 150 CD/LP pre-orders receive a piece of hand-cut film strip from the single’s new video with a personal message from the band. Get your order in soon!
Howler will tour the UK throughout March and the beginning of April in promotion of the new album. They play:
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24 – Bristol, Louisiana
25 – Brighton, Bermuda Triangle
26 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
27 – Nottingham, Bodega
28 – Birmingham, Temple
30 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
31 – Glasgow, King Tut’s [/colored_box]
The band will also tour throughout Europe until mid-April.
Luke Halls |