For all bookings contact RobinTheFog at gmail dot com or tweet @Howlroundmusic

Forthcoming Shows: 

09/02/23 – Tears | OV & The Howling: Send In The Clowns

The Horse Hospital, London. Details here.

11/02/23 – Dark Tales And Strange Sounds At Copped Hall

Copped Hall, Epping Forest. Details here.

12/02/23 – Boundary Condition

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London. Details here.


First coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of BushHowlround is a quintet (four slightly battered machines machines, one slightly battered operator) that creates recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with all electronic effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden. In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling soundworld: the rough underbelly of our pristine, Pro-Tools universe.

[Y]ou start to feel it’s the machine’s making the decisions, the closed input one-take recording narrowing the walls and increasing the sense of intransigent, intractable progress towards oblivion. […] If an environment is suggested it’s not the desolate moors of his Cumbrian surroundings – it’s more aquatic and threatening too – teeth bared in the depths, the snarling arguments of a shoal of Baltic Pike or Humbolt Squid […] Smart horror directors should be getting this on their soundtracks. – The Wire

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ES - TDL review

Howlround’s aleatory process reminds of The Stone Tape, Nigel Kneale’s 1972 tale of a residual haunting recorded by a mansion’s stone walls. The results have thick streaks of analogue energies roaming the air, fluttering and pulsing, forming rhythms that palpitate and regurgitate before ultimately crumbling under unstable tape delay. Like the cairns – burial monuments – that thread through the region, ‘The Debatable Lands’ feels like unearthly audio monoliths with hidden, ancient properties – The Quietus



ACIT Cover

‘Manually manipulating reels that feel like they’ve only recently been exhumed, [Howlround] weave a dense tapestry as haunting and immersive as Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson‘s Legend Of Hell House Soundtrack’ – The Wire

Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine
The ultimate Hauntological artefact – Simon Reynolds
Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus
Spikily Psychoactive – Boomkat

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Live at Supernormal – By @chameleonic

Concrète theatre … It’s glorious – FACTmag


A Howlround live set is always a spectacle, due to the distinctive nature of our performances, in which haunting and uncanny soundscapes are created from loops of quarter-inch tape stretched and balanced precariously around the venue, while we try desperately to prevent the loops from snarling, snapping or becoming entangled – part sound design, part chaotic performance art. So far we’ve taken our loops all over Europe and to the US, playing churches, basements, industrial shafts and secret nuclear bunkers to name a few.


Howlround EEFF Bethnal Green


Random Clips From The Archive:

Shows You Missed:

22/07/22 – Club Integral

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London. 

20/07/22 – Experimedia Present ‘The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living And Became Mixed Up Zombies’ + The Howling

18:15, NFT3, BFI Southbank, London. 

A l’écoute d’Éliane Radigue (DJ Set) 

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London 

Tape Letters From The Waiting Room

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London 

Moog Symposium presents Eleh / Howlround

Pats Building University of Surrey, Guildford

Langham Research Centre / Howlround

Cafe Oto, Dalston, London

Homemade Disco: Bass Clef / Elephant House / Rosen / Howlround

Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street

Liminality [Cacophony]

Gallery 46, Ashfield Street, London

Electrolights AV #9

Rye Wax, Peckham, London

Electrolights AV - Art

A Creak In Time at International KurzFilmFestival

A Creak In Time Live Score at Splice Festival

Stour Space, London

A Creak In Time Live Score at Flatpack Festival

Custard Factory, Birmingham

Stephan Mathieu + Howlround

Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London

A Creak In Time Live Score at Sci-Fi-London

A Creak In Time Live Score at Dronica #6

Stoke Newington Old Church, London


A Creak In Time at Splitting The Atom XXXIX

Green Door Store, Brighton

Leafcutter John / Howlround / CTRL FREQ

Cafe Oto Project Space, Dalston, London

EAVI at ICA: ‘Howlround And Friends’ Workshop and Performance

Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London

Supernormal 2017

Braziers Park, Oxfordshire

Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert: Howlround / Lee Gamble  / Aisha Orazbayeva / Kuljit Bhamra / Clive Graham and more

Cafe Oto, Dalston, London

Sonic Waterloo at Iklecktik: Howlround / Pascal Savy / Merkaba Macabre / Janek Schaefer

Psyché Tropes at East End Film Festival: Howlround / Sally Golding / Ian Helliwell / Merkaba Macabre

St. John on Bethnal Green, London

Deliaphonic feat. Pete Kember (Sonic Boom) /Peter Zinovieff / Hannah Peel / Jerry Dammers / Howlround and more

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Ambience Chasers #3

The Social, London.

Resonance FM Fundraiser Live at Silver Road: Ulrich Schnauss, Howlround, en creux


FSP at The Brunel Museum

Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London


Betabet Season 2

The Rosehill, 70 -71 Rosehill Terrace, Brighton


Mandagsklubben: Howlround (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)


Smålands kulturfestival på Funkisfabriken: Howlround (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)

Funkisfabriken, Gemlagatan 1, 34371 Diö, Sweden


The Museum Of Last Parties: Jonny Trunk’s Workshop Of Radiophonics featuring DJ Food vs Howlround

Museum Of London, 150 London Wall, London


Chris Cutler / Howlround / Víctor Mazón Gardoqui

Radio Revolten Club, Rathausstraße 3, Halle (Saale), Germany


London Month Of The Dead presents Aural Ectoplasm: A Candlelit performance with Howlround

Brompton Cemetery Chapel, as part of London Month Of The Dead


Happening2, DIY Space for London

Happening 2 flier

Full Of Noises Archive 1, V22 Summer Club

Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London


Resonance FM Live to Air at White City

East Tower, BBC Television Centre,89 Wood Lane, W12 + Broadcast live

Resonance Live to Air

Homemade Disco at Paper Dress Vintage

352A Mare St, Hackney, London

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Linear Obsessional Live at Vinyl Deptford 

Linear Obsessional

Ben Neill Flier

Extraction Music Flier 2

The Other Side: An Audiophonic Séance, Cambridge.

Bad Timing Audio Seance

EAVI XVI, The Amersham Arms, London

EAVI Flier


aQuarius recOrds, 1055 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California (Instore Set)



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