Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Tags

dreamo


Sounds like

Daughter, Slowdive, Aurora , Massive Attack, Portishead


band members

Alison Thom, Benjamin JR Botting, Andrew Moscatelli


Influences

Daughter, Slowdive, Portishead, Massive Attack, The Knife, Florence and the Machine


Website

bit.ly/Howlitemusic

Bio

Self-described as “dreamo/dark pop”, Howlite’s soundscape draws inspiration everywhere; from folklore and poetry to Scandinavian pop and horror movies. With influences ranging from that of Daughter, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Timbre Timber and Massive Attack, industry has described their music as everything from “slow moving but heaving with energy and feeling” by Tommy Faith (Triple J), “the sound of stormy nights with stormy hearts” by Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia) and “brooding, border-line-folk, but inches-from-pop” by Rolling Stone Australia.

Fronted by the dynamic Alison Thom, the band comprises of guitarist Benjamin JR Botting, keyboardist Andrew Moscatelli and drummer Paul O’Donoghue. The groups latest single Orchestra has struck a chord with audiences, receiving Triple J airplay on both “Roots N All” and “Home and Hosed”, and securing the group a trip to showcase at this years Canadian Music Week where they played the legendary Horseshoe Tavern for Indie88 radio.

Coupled with 2017 singles Gothic Romance and Saviour, and supported by features from Rolling Stone Australia and Mushroom Group, the band has been able to shine a light on their musical diversity with only a glimmer of their true potential; with Mushroom Group stating “We’re looking forward to where this experimentation takes Howlite next.”.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

03 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

Melt.

This song haunts me

Thank you for taking me to a place that has been reserved for Seal's Kissed By a Rose for so long. The upgrade was needed and wanted.

In all seriousness though, it's great when artists can take you to another place with a reinterpretation of their own track - bravo you excellent bambini!

Melt.

This song haunts me

Thank you for taking me to a place that has been reserved for Seal's Kissed By a Rose for so long. The upgrade was needed and wanted.

In all seriousness though, it's great when artists can take you to another place with a reinterpretation of their own track - bravo you excellent bambini!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Sep 2018

Triple J
35

Nice new take on this track, Howlite. The vocals are affecting. The mood is stark.

Nice new take on this track, Howlite. The vocals are affecting. The mood is stark.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

i wish i could hold my breath for 4:27 so i could experience this underwater.

i wish i could hold my breath for 4:27 so i could experience this underwater.