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Introducing Charles Howl – Debut LP ‘Sir Vices’

CAT no: AMPLA095LP – Release date: 16/03/2015

Today we introduce Charles Howl, a London-based brit-psyche group with a thrillingly melodic sound.

Charles Howl release their debut album ‘Sir Vices’ with a dozen tracks that deliver.  Comprised of Charles Howl & Bobby Voltaire (both of The Proper Ornaments) they elected to record at Syke Lane’s warehouse studio on the outskirts of Leeds, utilizing the foggy and remote atmosphere.  Locked away Howl honed his songwriting, and production skills, slowly bringing in a team of friends, including Chris Hicks (Talons) on bass and Wesley Patrick Gonzalez (Let’s Wrestle), who laid down a lead line on track 5 while round for a cup of tea.

As some of the last children of the ‘80s and with a britpop upbringing, it’s no wonder Charles Howl has produced an album that sounds like The Modern Lovers channeling The Stone Roses while maintaining its contemporary charm.   It makes for an album that is outward looking with tight rhythms tying down whirling guitars and lustrous textures bouncing off melodies.

The band have already shared stages with the likes of Let’s Wrestle, Younghusband, Toy and Fidlar amongst others.

Ample Play Records Night, The Waiting Room N16 13/02/2015

Marc Riley BBC Session 25/02/2015

Flashback instore 27/02/2015 followed by a European Tour in March

 

“CHARLES HOWL floor filler to big top filler, from sweaty club shows, fashion parties to festival stages, they always deliver, its sonic attack with soul, one of my favourite bookings“ Sean McLusky THE 1-2-3-4 FESTIVAL

Track Listing – pre-order the debut album

Side A  1. So Long – 2. Give Me Solar – 3. Lunacy – 4. I Love You – 5. Sighed At Me – 6. Peace & Quiet

Side B  7. The New Shade – 8. Going Down with a High – 9. Sky Birds Blue – 10. The Right Floor – 11. Without Animal – 12.

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