***mods please feel free to delete this thread - I had a look for one but probably couldn't see for looking***
Based out of Reading, Thames Valley, UK (for all my sins) and usually found over on the Goldfrapp Message Board and various other music forums eg Ladytron/Client/Little Boots/Roisin Murphy the old Howling Bells one, a few others and several bikers and extreme sports type ones.
Music lover/gig monkey
Pleased that this site has appeared on my radar , nice one.
Looking forward to keeping up with the band and having a natter or three
Hey, this sounds like an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting (from what I've heard!) but here goes:
I'm a 'veteran' (compared to a lot of you anyway) one-time rocker (sort of - I never had really long hair, tattoos and a motorbike) from Sheffield, in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire. My musical tastes veered towards the mellower side of things when I started listening to Kate Bush, Judie Tzuke and Heart in the 80s. Then I moved sideways to more indie-type stuff with the discovery of All About Eve in 1988 and they are the only group I have ever been as obsessed about as I am now with Howling Bells.
The 90s were a bit of a musical desert (apart from The Church, Garbage and Heather Nova) but I was rejuvenated early in the new century by the voice of an angel, hailing from Melbourne via Sydney, Australia........
Thought I join the meeting and keep this thread going
My musical consciousness was created in the mid 80s, when I got my first real stereo and started hunting out for records. Pretty soon in 1985 an unknown band called The Church entered my life with their record "Remote Luxury", which made me think "well yeah, nice one, I'll probably check out their next one as well". Next one was "Heyday" and boy what a revelation! Since then, The Church has always been my favourite band, I followed all their ups and downs. Back then, the late 80s offered an incredible amount of indie bands to discover. The Chameleons, The Sound, The Lucy Show, Immaculate Fools, The Chills, Straitjacket Fits, The Verlaines, Able Tasmans, Watermelon Men, All About Eve... to name a few. Then in the early and mid 90s I felt kind of lost. Like for you, blade, it was a musical desert (though looking back now it wasn't actually - I just didn't find the appropriate bands). Most of the 80's bands had broken up, The Church had almost broken up, and I found it hard to discover new great bands. "Swell" was one that really made me happy. The late 90s started promising with The Church re-starting as a whole band again, and when finally another new path appeared which I found promising: Trip-Hop (and similar "styles"). Lamb and Sneaker Pimps are some examples I really like. Finally, the last few years have been a musical revelation again. Wow, there's so much incredible stuff out there now - of course mostly from the realms of "indie" or "alternative". Today's artists I love: The Church, Steve Kilbey, Howling Bells, Halogen, Pugwash, Bat For Lashes, Radiohead, Emilíana Torrini, Sigur Rós, Lou Rhodes, Dimmer...
Well, that was the development of my music taste. Moreover, I'm a musician myself, play guitar, sing, was singer, songwriter and played guitar in a local band some time ago, and home-recorded some of my songs.
My being usually exists in Göttingen, right in the middle of Germany, a snugly city with a huge university, and with beautiful hills and forests in the near vicinity. When I don't listen to or do music or hang around in the internet I mostly do something else. And, like the HB, I absolutely do love movies.
Next, please! ;D
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I'm from Hertfordshire, UK but presently work in London and usually found over on the Garbage Message Board - bit of a die hard, have been collecting their music and memorabilia since 2001/2 with now some 500 items in my collection (just a bit obsessed lol).
My musical taste tends to veer towards indie/alternative with bands which include (though by no means limited to) PJ Harvey, Placebo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Skunk Anansie and The Kills
First discovered the wonderous Howling Bells in Wembley when they supported Placebo and I was blown away! Bought the debut and been enjoying their music ever since. Incidentally this is the first non Garbage/ Musician related board I've signed up to which just shows how much I love that Debut hehe.
Aside from music I studied Film as part of my degree so I love talking about film
I too am pleased that I stumbled upon this site, am very much looking forward to keeping up with the band and partaking in a some good old chats.
Hi my name is Ian and have only been listening to Howling Bells the last couple of months(ya I know where have I been) really like first album and what I've heard of second album and can't wait to see them live in Norwich.
Must admit lost a bit of interest in music until I was watching highlights of Glastonbury festival a couple of years ago and saw the performance of Arcade Fire and it completely blew me away...seen them live a couple of times and both times were brilliant.
Bands I like at the moment are Blood Red Shoes and The Joy Formidable(who happen to be supporting Howling Bells on March tour).
I've mentioned on another thread "Howling Bells on Other Message Boards" or something like that, that Howling Bells get a good mention on the Blood Red Shoes message board. I know nothing about them, so I'll check them out.
Howdoo, name of Chris, live over in Llay near Wrexham by the Wales/England border (but very much in Wales!). I work as a cameraman and video producer (done work for Gary Numan, Seth Lakeman, Marc Almond, Level 42 and more in the past). Would love to film the Bells someday!!
Big film buff and music lover, I collect a lot of foreign and cult films, and cite Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode, All About Eve, New Order and others among my fav bands, and of course, the gorgeous Howling Bells. First heard them in HMV in London and bought the CD there and then, purely on the strength of hearing a few tracks being played in store. It grabbed me that much. Mmost modern guitar music sounds so generic and trite, but HB stand out a mile because they sound unlike anyone else, lots of atmosphere, ambience, depth and otherworldliness.
Can't wait for the new album and to finally see them live in March!!
hello, my name is daniel. Im at uni in lancaster, i study environmental biology. I came across howling bells at latitude 2006 and saw them in 2008 again. I also caught them at connect 2008 and got junitas drumstick which was awsome. Im a massive music lover favs include- sigur ros, snow patrol, biffy clyro, for a minor reflection, fanfarlo. im off to see them in manchester this sunday! cant wait. thanks daniel
hi there! i'm Jérémie, from France. i met the bells for the first time @ Musilac festival, 2 years ago. they were supporting Placebo, and i fell in love right the second they started to play (Citie's burning down). nice to meet you, howling bells fans.
Hey I'm Matt from Kiama (a seaside town about 2 hours south of Sydney)... I first heard of Howling Bells on a radio program that was on TV, I remember I was like mmmmmm I have no idea who these guys are so I'll listen for just one song (which happened to be Setting Sun) and from then on I've been honestly addicted! I was devastated when I missed going to a music festival in Byron Bay where Juanita and Editors did a duet (I wasn't 18 at the time, only 1 day too young)...
Then The Killlers came in 2007 to Sydney, and I found out after buying the tickets that HB were supporting, I was over the moon!
Then just a couple of weeks ago HB played at V Festival in Syd, and they sounded great live, and LOUD!
OK, I'll stop rambling on...
oh and are there any other fans here living in Australia?
"Patience is all you need, that and the courage it takes just to be."
im satinder. im a girl from glasgow. i can dress myself and walk without falling over and talk without biting my tongue and everything. i first got into howling bells in mid-2006 when my then-boyfriend took me to their show at king tuts wah wah hut. glenn came out before their set to set up his drums and i thought he was a roadie because i thought wearing a cowboy hat was kind of a roadie thing to do. he doesnt have his hat anymore and i dont have that boyfriend anymore. i guess the lesson to be learned is, dont take things for granted.
I'm new to the board. I hail from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. I first heard of Howling Bells surfing the Internet. I stumbled upon their Myspace page and soon fell in love with their debut album. I was always baffled why this was not released in the U.S. Good to know Radio Wars will be released over here soon... hurray! ;D