Wednesday, March 6, 2013

King Howl - (2012) King Howl Quartet

 Howling is fundamental. The moan, the passion, the unexplainable strength of blues. Not a music, not only a feeling but a vibe that gives a different color to each day. A way to feel musical notes that makes impossible to perceive the difference between who is playing and who is listening. Through the King Howl, blues find a new way. Sounds coming from the first part of XX century, like those from people like Son House, Muddy Water, Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, are filtered out and take new shape, combining stoner rock, funk, punk and jazz style in a new crossover labored with spontaneity and naturalness, in a direct way. Their set is is a flow of sounds that never stops, which changes at each song, speaking the blues language, with a different accent every time.

The quartet (each musician comes from different bands like Giannies, Antagonista Quintet, Pirina Scream, Super Oil 69, Thee Oops), after their first “King Howl EP” and a year full of gigs around Italy (sometimes supporting bands like Kamikaze Queens, King Salami, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Kina, Uoki Toki, Aucan), is ready to present their first full length, an album with 11 tracks, where King Howl show an original songwriting combining the best blues tradition to very different rhythms and progressions, defined by a heavy moving sound always looking at a stoner rock feeling. A journey between 8new unpublished tracks and 3 old blues songs completely revisited, one of them (Hard Time Killing Floor), with Francesco Piu on guitars. From crossover grooves (Mornin’), to psycho boogie (Wolfman’s calling) through stoner (My Lord) and smokey atmospheres (Nocturne), an album that smells like a live, You must play it Louder. -Bio-

What we have here is yet another fresh new band from Italy. King Howl hails from Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia, a region of Italy, and they tear shit up with their take on 70's inspired, bluesy ass shaking rock n' roll. Everything you need to know is pretty much covered in their bio above. Their debut album "King Howl Quartet" (Talk About Records) is available via Bandcamp, and is also distributed by the good folks over at Go Down Records. Psychedelic, bluesy, stoner rock goodness is here in spades. All eleven tracks on this album are awesome, and each one is better than the next, and deserve to be heard. So get to it!   -Adam W-

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...