The Howl and The Hum stop off at RMH on Thursday 29th June to showcase some of their super new material!
The band will return to Ramsgate just a few years after recording their debut album at Big Jelly Studios – welcome back to the seaside chaps!
“Brimming with cautionary one liners, seductive riffs and stylish synth beats… the album unravels in beautiful glimmers of vulnerability, loneliness and nostalgia” – The Line of Best Fit
In 2020, there are more ways than ever to get your name out there. Stars are born on Soundcloud, or via Instagram; musicians can cultivate a whole following without having ever played a note outside of their bedrooms. It’s a new type of opportunity, but it’s also one that lacks the romance and community of a youth spent cutting your teeth around like-minded souls. And, as The Howl & The Hum‘s chief singer and songwriter Sam Griffiths discovered over years embedded in York’s artistic open mic scene, it’s those experiences that really whip you into shape. After moving to York, Griffiths was hanging out at open mic and poetry nights, a strange Yorkshire version of Greenwich Village in the 60s, and it was through these nights that Sam would go on to meet bassist Bradley Blackwell, drummer Jack Williams and guitarist Conor Hirons.
With a magpie mentality they cut their teeth playing in and learning from local bands and busking, with a strong songwriting core and an inventive, progressive view on what place guitar music has in today’s culture. Their inspirations ranging from Leonard Cohen and Phoebe Bridgers to Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, and have been likened to Massive Attack, Radiohead and Alt-J.
“Every song is a gem and it’s a testament to the band’s integrity, in only releasing songs that they believe are truly ready” – The Mancunion
“An equally uplifting and melancholy record that shape-shifts through genres while maintaining just the right balance of cohesion” – Atwood Magazine