Howlin' Lord

Howlin' Lord

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Howlin' Lord's sound ranges from dark, brooding folk ballads to galloping, Crazy Horse styled country. Recent reviews summed it up as 'Bleak, broken-hearted and classy.'

Biography

‘Country rock’n’roll with a world weary authority’…

Alone with an acoustic guitar or electrified and backed by his rhythm section of Mark Furnevall (Bass) and Thom Elgie (Drums), Howlin’ Lord delivers the kind of heart worn country songs that made the world fall in love with Hank Williams Snr. and J.R. Cash. Except these songs come not from the cotton fields and honkytonks of the American South but the seaside towns and industrial decline of the British Southwest. Rolling tumbleweeds are exchanged for a discarded beer can rolling in the wind along an out of season seafront but the backbeat and reverb drenched guitars remain the same.

Live, the band turn on a dime from haunting atmospheric, balladry to blistering rock’n’roll hurricanes bordering on total annihilation, imagine Black Flag tearing through a Morricone soundtrack and you’ll not be far off!

Having spent the last year touring the now sold out Blackheart Sessions EP (still available on iTunes) including well received trips to Ireland, appearances at Dot to Dot Festival, the Camden Crawl and support slots for acts from the late Jay Reatard (R.I.P.) to The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, the band are now working on their first full length LP with Luke Cawthra of Phantom Limb on production duties.

‘In keeping with the spirit of Hank Williams, bleak, broken and classy.’
**** Venue Magazine

Discography

Solo EP's
Shape of a Heart (2007)
Beaten Heart (2008)

Full Band
The Blackheart Sessions EP (2009)

Compilations
Killing Moon Records - Raw Meat Vol 1

Set List

Honky Tonkin' (Hank Williams)
You Again
Down to the River
Ace up Your Sleeve
Would You Lie?
John Doe
Bright Lights
From my seat at the Bar
Once Proud Town