Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't know much

I don't know much about the Howling Bells, other than a cursory read-through on the Wikipedia, and hearing the new song on the NME site, which prompted an immediate purchase of their "The Loudest Engine". They play a pretty exquisite mix of blues-based country rock mixed with shoe-gazey psychedelia. I see people mentioning folk, and yes, there are accoustic guitars, but I'm thinking that might be some laziness on the journalists' part. I'm hearing something more akin to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets Mazzy Star, out at Rancho De La Luna. I'm prefectly willing to admit if I'm missing something, and I really don't know very much about the band, and I've not heard anything but this record-however, what more do I need to know than that I like it?
I will learn more, of course, but in the meantime, I think I'm going to listen...


  1. I remember this band when they were Waikiki - a fun pop band who had a really nice song I loved but can't recall now. I think they moved to London and came back to Australia as the Howling Bells - a much better band. If you're into this, you should check out a similar Aussie band (who I think are better) called the theredsunband (if you don't know them already). Check out:

  2. Decent. I've heard of them. I think I've seen a video or two. Grunge revivalists, yeah? I'll give them a better shot.