Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Tom waits, Abbe may, Steve Smyth, The black keys, The floors, The Southern river band, Old blood, Teskey brothers, Abbe may


band members

Dan Howls (Vocals, Guitar) Julia Weller (vocals, guitar) Callum Adcock (Bass) Blake Hart (Drums, percussion)


Influences

Tom waits, Screamin' jay hawkins, the black keys, Gary clarke jr, John lee hooker


Bio

Making his live debut just last year at W.A’s Nannup Music Festival, Dan performed solo with nothing more than an electric guitar and a stomp on his foot, impressing enough to take away the event’s audience voted Emerging Artist Award. The prize included studio time with James Newhouse (Ash Grunwald, The Kill Devil Hills) which resulted in his first EP’s worth of material.

After playing relentlessly throughout Perth and Fremantle for the rest of 2016, Dan headed to Germany to play the first official Kornern Festival as well as nailing a filmed performance for the famed online Cardinal Sessions. Upon his return to Australia Dan launched his ‘Howler’ EP to a sold out crowd at Mojos Bar, with the addition of an explosive backing band made up of Josh Cutler, Callum Sealamb and Julia Weller.

Dan Howl’s dark and gritty voice recalls shades of Tom Waits and when on fire with the band also hovers around the territory of Gary Clarke Jr., The Black Keys and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, setting the stage for one of the most menacing and ecstatic live shows going around.

Review

Fever Chills

Dan Howls

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

dan howls proving again he's the real deal in serving up hooky, bluesy rock n roll.

dan howls proving again he's the real deal in serving up hooky, bluesy rock n roll.

Review

Down and Out

Dan Howls

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

30 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

I'm getting like, Joe Henry, and Seasick Steve, and Abbe May, and i'm not mad about any of it

I'm getting like, Joe Henry, and Seasick Steve, and Abbe May, and i'm not mad about any of it

Review

Down and Out

Dan Howls

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

22 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Dan has the energy and obscurity of a 90% chocolate bar.

Dan has the energy and obscurity of a 90% chocolate bar.