Post by livlovesmusique on Sept 21, 2008 19:06:59 GMT
Okay, so I've been into Howling Bells for about a year, but it wasn't until I received their CD last spring that I've turned into an avid listener and fan. I can listen to the album everyday and find something new and different everyday without tiring of it. I'm based in the United State, and my frustration is that not even on iTunes can I get Howling Bells b-sides--sure they have them on the UK iTunes, but not US. For the album, I managed to import it for a pretty decent price, but to complete my Bells collection with some of their b-sides, the singles run up $18 on amazon for only a few songs.
I know this is a board, and not a trading post, but would anyone be willing to PM me "The Wild", "Cities burning down" and "Today"? I have full intentions to order/import their sophomore effort once it is released, and I truly support everything this band does and supports, it's just impossible for me to find these few songs. (Their next album, I simply cannot wait for and is definitely one of my most anticipated of the year along with the Killers' new one)
I've just checked the B-sides on xanthein's website www.xanthein.co.uk/hb/bsides.htm and realised that I've never heard Highway 99 or False Eyelashes. I bought all the CD singles but I no longer buy vinyl, though I do still have a record player, bought in 1974! I know they've played False Eyelashes live but not when I've seen them. Am I right in thinking it's a Dolly Parton song? And why has "This City's Burning" become known as "Cities Burning Down"?
Lee - women, fronting bands?! you say! Well I've just read the following in a free music magazine called Freeq, which I think is Sheffield/Nottingham based:-
"Female led bands have long been underappreciated and many have fallen at the hands of of the male dominated UK music scene".
It was actually in an article on an all-girl Nottingham-based group called The Smears (I listened to them, not my scene, punk-grunge stuff) but the 'underappreciated' bit is definitely true about many female-fronted bands. However, I'm highly confident that Howling Bells will buck this trend and they certainly won't "fall at the hands of the male dominated UK (or even US) music scene".