Music Industry News Network [01-24-2013]
Howling Owl Records Announce Spectres 'Hunger' EP Release
Artrocker: "Spectres quiet confidence combined with their 'putting their money where the mouth is' ethos makes them the most exciting band we could have picked to win our new blood competition this year".
"The remainder of their set is all about letting their thunderously metallic scree attack your ears like a tornado tearing through a nail factory. It's a bracing experience indeed, teetering on the brink of beauty during the shimmering build-ups and Joe Hatt's vocals; a spectral howl under booming black clouds"
The Stool Pigeon: "Sounds like Sonic Youth from the bowels of a haunted well, only leads us to believe the rest of their output is a scary prospect indeed"
DIY: "Spectres create a heavy, nu gazey noise that will leave your ears ringing for days"
Spectres (https://www.facebook.com/wearespectres) are a very uncompromising band. For three years now, they have created music that has driven people out of venues and made their own ears show the white noise flag; but they have ploughed through regardless...and it has been more than worth the pain: people are starting to take notice of Spectres, and the 'Hunger' EP shows why.
A definite progression from the 2011 release 'Family'(http://thefourohfive.com/review/article/spectres-family-ep), 'Hunger' shows the band experimenting with a sound that is often impossible to tame, and steering it towards some harsh beauty.
Following their crowning of the 'Artrocker Unsigned Band of the Year' award, the 'Hunger' EP saw the band take their visceral live sound into a squat bedroom, set up a few mics among the mattresses, plug in, play and see what happened. The results of which you can view in this short teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7am-kTygU4&feature=youtu.be
Recorded by members of the blossoming Howling Owl Records family (Oliver Wilde and Dominic Mitchison, Velcro Hooks); 'Hunger' somehow manages to knead the squalls of feedback, distortion and noise, whilst leaving room for the vocals to float around at will.
Released on 11th March 2013 through Bristol's Howling Owl Records (http://howlingowlrecords.tumblr.com/), 'Hunger' is limited to 100 12" vinyl, that also comes with a CDR and download code; all housed in handmade sleeves and artwork; as always with Howling Owl.
We'd love for you to review the EP - to download visit http://www.mediafire.com/?9c5av3un33h8c
or for a full stream head here https://soundcloud.com/howling-owl-records/sets/spectres-hunger-ep/s-q3j7w
Spectres ‘Hunger’ EP 12” Release
Limited to 100 - Handmade sleeves & artwork
02 Rattle The Cage
03 I Was In a Box
04 Maybe You Shouldn't Be Living Here
05 Threshing Machine
Released on the 11th March 2013 / Available to pre order from the Howling Owl shop (http://www.howlingowlrecords.bigcartel.com/product/howl19-spectres-hunger-12-ep-pre-order-ltd-to-100-cdr-download-code-release-date-11-3-13)
Spectres EP Tour:
Spectres will be launching the EP on the 23rd of February at the Motorcade FlashParade artspace in Bedminster, Bristol, along with Towns, United Fruit and MXLX. For more details about the launch party visit: http://www.facebook.com/events/517448081628479/?ref=ts&fref=ts
They will also be playing the following dates in support of the EP:
23rd February - Bristol Motorcade FlashParade
27th February - Cardiff Buffalo
28th February - Winchester Railway Arms
6th March - Basingstoke Bang Bar
7th March - London Old Blue Last
8th March - Birmingham Flapper
9th March - Portsmouth Southsea Social Club
14th March - Bath Moles
These shows are followed by festivals slots in the summer at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and Arc Tan Gent having already played at 1234, Artrocker New Blood and Simple Things Festivals in 2012. Prepare to be blown away...
For further information about Howling Owl Records or any of our bands, please contact;
Joe Hatt - 0789 144 2135 / Adrian Dutt - 0789 619 5945
Twitter - @HowlingOwlNoise
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howling-Owl-Records/127368030677460?fref=ts
Tumblr – http://howlingowlrecords.tumblr.com/
About Howling Owl Records:
Howling Owl Records is a Bristol-based independent record label. Since the summer of 2011, Howling Owl Records have been releasing tapes, vinyls and CDs from arguably some of best bands in the region and beyond including; Spectres, Towns, The Naturals, GuMM, Velcro Hooks, Lets Kill Janice, Tidal Wars, Falling Stacks, and United Fruit.
2013 is set to be a very exciting year for Howling Owl Records, with the single release of their first international act G A L P A L S in February, followed by an EP release in March from 2012 Artrocker New Blood winners, Spectres and the debut release of Oliver Wilde’s dreamy, fuzzy low-fi sounds.
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