Howling Bells don’t often talk about their previous existence as Waikiki, and why should they? It was a long time ago.
In my opinion Waikiki were a very good band in their own right and made some pretty decent songs, albeit quite different to Howling Bells. But there is one track that I think is outstanding, and yet it was only a b-side (to Here Comes September).
The song is called Mud, which would grace any Howling Bells album. Have a listen: