Scene News: Howlite release haunting single ‘Saviour’ and announce tour

Melbourne trio Howlite brought us their soft slow burn single ‘Gothic Romance’ in mid 2017 garnering rave reviews from all corners of the Industry, “Glimmers of hope slip through the cracks of the brooding, border-line-folk, but inches-from-pop, as vocalist Alison Thom lifts us up by our all black boots amidst assurances that ‘this is a ritual’. Rolling Stone, “Singer Alison Thom croons like a melancholic angel, sharing images of candles, wolves and sheepskins, straight from a gothic novel”. Mushroom Group “The sound of stormy nights with stormy hearts”. Triple J Dom Alessio. Now the troubadours deliver us their haunting new single ‘SAVIOUR’.

A perfect example of less is more, Thom’s tender tones vibrate over delicate twangs of the guitar and backseat percussion. The soft smokey sway of the track will transport you to a dark New Orleans speakeasy and the seductive lyrics will lure you in ”And you should be so lucky to touch me,You can breathe out, You can breathe in, You can breathe now without me”

“The song draws a lot from religious imagery, as well as deep southern blues and gospel, and I tried to capture the raw emotions and joy of choral singing – when I wrote the refrain in the chorus of the song I imagined it being sung a’capella by a church choir. Much of the lyrical content was inspired by one of my favourite poems called “Ishtar Awakens In Chicago” by Mohja Kahf, which talks about feminine strength and self assurance”. Howlite

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Friday 27th October Polyester Records Melbourne
In-store single launch

Saturday 4th November Revolver Bandroom Melbourne
Seattle Fix EP Launch

Thursday 16th November The Toff In Town Melbourne
General Assembly Album Launch



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