I'm a 25 year old Yorkshireman. I got into Australian bands when I discovered The Vines in 04, so I was drawn to Howling Bells' first album when HMV were featuring it on release, loved it, and have followed them ever since. I couldn't honestly say who I prefer between The Vines and Howling Bells, but they're the two bands I follow the most. I also love The Joy Formidable & funnily enough have also seen them 3 times myself, I'm playing their new album a lot. I’ve had a lot of faith in HB’s latest direction since reading an interview Juanita did last summer, and I think what I’m hearing so far is starting to prove me right.
Hey all! I've recently discovered this forum. I'm going through a HB phase. A rather strong one since I don't often find myself joining band forums. This is the only 3rd forum in my entire life i've signed up for my name is Lorena. I came across HB in 2009 when triple j (Australian radio station) featured Radio Wars as their feature album. I also follow Brendan Picchio's side project, Lo Fi Silver. I'm 20 years young and I look forward to everything in the forum!
Hmmm. I don't seem to have introduced myself yet! First came across Howling Bells when they were supporting Editors at Brixton in 2006. Have been to see them LOTS since, but have been unlucky with date clashes just recently. However, WILL be at the Scala on 17th and really looking forward to it.
Post by theviolethour on Jul 13, 2012 17:12:46 GMT
I'm new, too! I'm in a band called The Violet Hour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I first heard "Treasure Hunt" on a local independent radio station (91.7 WMSE) and immediately loved it. I haven't listened to the new album much yet... How does everyone like it?
Hello & Welcome TVH! Your music is indeed v good. I love Wisconsin, at least I've been as far as Wisconsin Dells doing my roller coaster enthusiast thing. I'd echo pretty much what Blade said about the HB albums, self titled debut being the essential one; Radio Wars is still brilliant in it's way, less listenable though, & The Loudest Engine is fundamentally a brilliant record, but feels like it just lacks a bit of sparkle in terms of time taken & money spent...
Post by theviolethour on Jul 16, 2012 15:50:39 GMT
Thanks, blade and incoasterble! Glad you like our music. That's cool you've been to Wisconsin, incoasterble... Wisconsin Dells is definitely a fun place to visit. So, I've only recently gotten into the Howling Bells and have never actually heard their self-titled album. Sounds like I should do that asap! Thanks for the suggestion... I'm excited to check it out.