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22nd November – Shivers
St Mary’s Tower, London, N8 7BF. Details here.
17th December – Sonic Cathedral
The Social, London. Details TBA
20th December – ANTE
The Kirkgate Centre, Skipton.
22nd December – Winter Solstice Soundscapes III
The Vinyl Cafe, Abbey Street, Carlisle. Details TBA
Howlround’s latest LP, The Debatable Lands is out now on Touch – order your vinyl LP with six additional digital bonus tracks here
[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
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 an 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
Spikily Psychoactive – Boomkat
Also recently released, a brand new Psyché Tropes compilation A Creak Retimed, featuring reinterpretations of Steven McInerney’s award-winning film by Dan Hayhurst, Tom While, Ian Helliwell and two exclusive new Howlround tracks. Limited edition toxic yellow heavyweight vinyl, mastered and cut by the great Rashad Becker. Order your copy here.
Here’s Howlround performing a live score to the film in 2017:
‘Manually manipulating reels that feel like they’ve only recently been exhumed, [Howlround] weave a dense tapesty as haunting and immersive as Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson‘s Legend Of Hell House Soundtrack’ – The Wire, Nov 2016
Speaking of Delia, here we are performing at her 80th Birthday in Coventry Cathedral, alongside the esteemed company of Dr. Peter Zinovieff, Pete Kember, Hannah Peel and Jerry Dammers. Howlround’s performance can be watched in full here:
Aural Ectoplasm: ☆☆☆☆ – Record Collector Magazine
The ultimate Hauntological artefact – Simon Reynolds
Uncanny, mesmerising, difficult & sublime – The Quietus
First coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of Bush, Howlround 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.
Concrète theatre … It’s glorious – FACTmag
QUATERMASSIVE! – Ghostbox
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.
As well as live performances, we have also created immersive audio installations and a series of critically-lauded vinyl LPs, each composed entirely from recordings of a single building, space or object, such as our recent residency at the now-demolished East Tower, part of the former BBC Television Centre complex:
…Or this commission to create a sound installation entirely from the sounds of Kensington Olympia:
A Few Live Extracts From The Archive:
Shows You Missed:
24th October – The Engine Room
Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London SE1. Details here.
26th September – XWORM
Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London SE1. Details here.
17th/18th August– The Delaware Road: Ritual & Resistance
New Zealand Farm Camp, Gore Cross, Salisbury Plain. Details here.
9th July – SKRONKDRONE
New River Studios, Manor House, London. Details here.
23rd June– Palace Electrics presents Radio Activity
Antenna Studios, Crystal Palace, SE19. Details here.
21st June – A Midsummer Night’s Happening
The State 51 Factory, Rhoda Street, London E8, Gore Cross. Details here.
4th May – ANTE
Kirkdale Centre, Shipley. Details here.
2nd February – Moog Symposium presents Eleh / Howlround
Pats Building University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2. Details here.
1st February – Touch presents UnicaZürn / Howlround
Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, London, SE1. Details here.
23rd December – Winter Solstice Soundscapes
Vinyl Cafe, 44 Abbey Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TX. Details here.
22nd December – AHRKH / Robin The Fog (DJ set)
Warwick Bazaar, 1 Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1DH. Details here.
11th December – Langham Research Centre / Howlround
Cafe Oto, Dalston, London, E8. Details here.
25th November – Palace Electrics: Chocolate Hills / Kumo / Howlround / Pendulum Music
Antenna Studios, 19 Hayes Lane, Crystal Palace, SE19. Free Entry
30th October – The Begotten / Howlround
Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EUR. Details here.
23rd September – Not Quite So presents ‘Goodbye Cya’
The Birds Nest, Deptford High Street. Details here.
13th September – Homemade Disco: Bass Clef / Elephant House / Rosen / Howlround
Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, E8 1HR. Details here.
19th August – Liminality [Cacophony]
Gallery 46, Ashfield Street, E1 2AJ. Details here.
20th June – Electrolights AV #9
Rye Wax, Peckham, SE15. Details here.
7th & 8th June – A Creak In Time Screening at International KurzFilmFestival, Hamburg
Further Details here.
27th May – The Devil Has A Hold On The Land
Bones and Pearl, 60 Markfield Rd, N15
26th May – Steep at The Intimate Space
St Mary’s Tower, London, N8 7BF. Details here.
13th May – A Creak In Time Live Score at Splice Festival
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, London, E3 2PA. Details here.
22nd April – A Creak In Time Live Score at Flatpack Festival
Custard Factory, Birmingham. Details coming soon.
14th April – Stephan Mathieu + Howlround
Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1. Details here.
24th March – Touch Presents….
The Book And Record Bar, 20 Norwood High Street, West Norwood, London SE27. From Noon.
21st December – Winter Solstice Soundscapes
Vinyl Cafe, 44 Abbey Street, Carlisle. Details here.
5th November – A Creak In Time Live Score at Sci-Fi-London
3rd November – A Creak In Time Live Score at Dronica #6
Stoke Newington Old Church, N16. Details and tickets here.
27th October – The Quiet
Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London. Details here.
15th October – A Creak In Time Screening at Splitting The Atom XXXIX
Green Door Store, Brighton. Details here.
13th October – Leafcutter John / Howlround / CTRL FREQ
Cafe Oto Project Space, Dalston, London. Details here.
7th October – 22rpm: An All-Day Electronic Music Festival feat. Coppé / Scanner / b12 / Gescom / Plaid / Ulrich Schnauss and much more…
St John on Bethnal Green, London. Details and tickets here.
29th September – A Can Of Worms Live
Ikecktik Art Lab, London. Details here.
6th August – EAVI at ICA: ‘Howlround And Friends’ Workshop and Performance
Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, Central London. Details and tickets here.
4th August – Supernormal Festival
Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. Details here.
28th July – The Delaware Road at Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, feat Dolly Dolly / Concretism / DJ Food / Howlround / Teleplasmiste and MUCH more….
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker. Details here.
15th July – Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert, feat. Howlround / Lee Gamble / Aisha Orazbayeva / Kuljit Bhamra / Clive Graham and more
Cafe Oto, Dalston, London. Details here.
8th July – Sonic Waterloo at Iklecktik: Howlround / Pascal Savy / Merkaba Macabre / Janek Schaefer
Details and tickets here.
24th June – Psyché Tropes at East End Film Festival: Howlround / Sally Golding / Ian Helliwell / Merkaba Macabre
St. John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA. Details here.
6th May – Further at Portico: Ghost Box Records / Howlround / DJ Food & Pete Williams
Portico Gallery, West Norwood. Details here.
5th May – Deliaphonic feat. Pete Kember (Sonic Boom) /Peter Zinovieff / Hannah Peel / Jerry Dammers / Howlround and more
Coventry Cathedral, Coventry. Details here.
25th April – Ambience Chasers #3
The Social, London. Details here.
19th February – Resonance FM Fundraiser Live at Silver Road: Ulrich Schnauss, Howlround, en creux
11th December – FSP at The Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, SE16 4 London. Details here.
10th December – Pascal Savy Two Day Residency – Including The Premier Of A Creak In Time
Iklektik, Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG. Details here.
25th November – Betabet Season 2
The Rosehill, 70 -71 Rosehill Terrace, Brighton, BN1 4JJ UK. Details here.
7th November – Mandagsklubben: Robin The Fog (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)
6th November – Smålands Kulturfestival på Funkisfabriken: Robin The Fog (Tapes) with Jim Slade (Sax)
Funkisfabriken, Gemlagatan 1, 34371 Diö, Sweden. Details here.
4th November – The Museum Of Last Parties: Jonny Trunk’s Workshop Of Radiophonics featuring DJ Food vs. Howlround (SOLD OUT)
Museum Of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y. Details here.
16th October – Chris Cutler / Howlround / Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
Radio Revolten Club, Rathausstraße 3, Halle (Saale), 06108 Deutschland. Details here.
9th October – London Month Of The Dead presents Aural Ectoplasm: A Candlelit performance with Howlround
Brompton Cemetery Chapel, as part of London Month Of The Dead. Details here.
1st September – Happening2, DIY Space for London
96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF. Details here.
12th August: Full of Noises Archive Night 1
13th July – Resonance FM Live to Air at White City
East Tower, BBC Television Centre,89 Wood Lane, W12 + Broadcast live on 104.4FM. Details here
352A Mare St, Hackney, E8. Details here.
23rd July – Linear Obsessional Live at Vinyl Deptford
4 Tanners Hill, SE8. Details here.