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"Clash Magazine review"

“A breezy collection of guitar-pop nuggets, and very fine they are too. Growly lustiness and angelic harmonies... think Grand Prix-era Teenage Fanclub given a tantalising Taff twist. A Welsh Brian Wilson.”
- Clash magazine


"BBC Wales' Website Review"

Brilliantly blends a gentler side with upbeat blasts – Howl Griff are stepping up in the ranks of their predecessors, the Super Furry Animals.”
BBC Wales website - BBC Wales' website


"The Joy Collective Review"

“Blending the psychedelia of The Byrds with the modern AOR of The Raconteurs and drenched in lush harmonies, Howl has created a unique West (Wales) Coast sound that ranks alongside the Super Furry Animals and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.”
The Joy Collective - The Joy Collective


"The Last Post Review"

“Gorgeous guitar pop which has a lovely, loose, vaguely 60s feel about it.”
The Last Post - The Last Post


"Liverpool Daily Post Review"

“Guitar-led, harmony-laden, anthemic… like the B-52s jousting with the Super Furries and the Beach Boys. Impressive”
Liverpool Daily Post - Liverpool Daily Post


"Palo Alto Daily News Review"

“Crisp, chiming guitars and sweet harmonies make Howl Griff and his band impossible to resist. Hints of psychedelia drift through the songs. Whether Griff sings in English or Welsh, he strikes a universal chord.”
Palo Alto Daily News - Palo Alto Daily News


"Electric Roulette Review"

“A rich melodious sound, gorgeous sunshine melodies, strange yet beguiling. One of the best debuts of 2008. Buy it.”
Electric Roulette - Electric Roulette


Discography

Howl Griff - Hope Against Hope
Howl Griff - The Peace Sign EP
Howl Griff - Howl Griff
Howl Griff - Bluebirds

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Bio

Hello there! Have you met one of the most exciting
new bands in the land?

After releasing a critically acclaimed debut album, making a number of TV and radio appearances and winning fans across the country at the festivals in 2008, Howl Griff return this year with a new album of summer hits called Bluebirds.

Howl Griff’s debut – cunningly titled Howl Griff, and produced by veterans of Catatonia (Owen Powell) and Spiritualized – selfishly garnered nothing but rave reviews.

The BBC website called it “brilliant… Howl Griff are stepping up in the ranks of their predecessors, the Super Furry Animals.”

Clash Magazine loved the “breezy collection of guitar-pop nuggets. Think Grand Prix-era Teenage
Fanclub given a tantalising Taff twist… a Welsh Brian Wilson” while Electric Roulette swooned at the “gorgeous sunshine melodies… one of the best debuts of 2008”.

We would go on, but we’d get all shy. The album is
available on Amazon and iTunes.

After getting airplay on Radio One, Radio Two, Radio Wales, the BBC World Service, and appearing on Welsh TV show Uned 5, we took the show on the road and played to crowds at the Square Festival, Blue Rock Festival, Tenby Folk Festival, Castell Rock Festival and Welsh National Eisteddfod.

We’ve also previously played the Tin Pan Alley Festival, and in venues from tiny pubs in rural
Caernarfonshire to packed bars in New York.

Decide for yourself – there’s live performances at
http://www.myspace.com/howlgriff if you like…

Now, backed by new album Bluebirds, recorded in January in Cardiff, we’d like to do it all again in 2009.

We’re friendly, a very tight live unit, nice to deal with and 100% toilet-trained. We’re also bilingual (singing in both Welsh and English, although not at the same time). And we once caused a nationwide media storm by taking part in a Q magazine feature which involved Alan McGee getting upset and us getting interviewed by The Times and Rolling Stone. We can tell you that story over a
beer. Or you can read about it on our website.