Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Daughter, London Grammar, Portishead, The XX


band members

Alison Thom Benjamin JR Botting Andrew Moscatelli


Influences

Daughter, London Grammar, Massive Attack, James Blake, Portishead, The XX


Unearthed artists we like

JEFFE, Big Scary, MANE, emma louise, Woodes


Website

www.howlite.com.au

Bio

Howlite craft elemental, cinematic dreamscapes, marrying trip-hop with pop songwriting to create a sound that is entirely their own. Self-described as “dreamo/dark pop”, Howlite’s soundscape draws on influences from the likes of London Grammar, Portishead, Daughter, and The XX.

Fronted by the dynamic Alison Thom, the band comprises of guitarist Benjamin JR Botting, and keyboardist Andrew Moscatelli. Their music has been described as everything from “slow moving but heaving with energy and feeling” by Tommy Faith (Triple J), “Controlled sadness beautified into a cluster of sublime sound.” by Mushroom Group and “brooding, border-line-folk, but inches-from-pop” by Rolling Stone Australia.

Their latest singles, ‘Olympia’ and ‘Reducer’ , are pillow-pop delights that sees the band shed their folk roots for something far more expansive and brooding. The songs showcase a more unified, cohesive sound, and are the first taste from the bands forthcoming EP ‘Not Here’, their most fully-realised and ambitious release to date. This more direct, dreamy sound is the result of lush, immersive vocals, propulsive guitars and trip-hop inspired beats.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Dec 2019

Triple J
35

it takes a moment to get going but when those layers pile up from the 60 sec mark it's totally intoxicating.

it takes a moment to get going but when those layers pile up from the 60 sec mark it's totally intoxicating.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Howlite sounding better than ever on this one. You three are sounding rich, dark and glorious. I love the gothness to it, but just how well paced this is and the elements that gradually grow into it too. You've captured the drama so well.

Howlite sounding better than ever on this one. You three are sounding rich, dark and glorious. I love the gothness to it, but just how well paced this is and the elements that gradually grow into it too. You've captured the drama so well.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

21 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

eeeeeeeeeeasily my favourite one from you. Big step up from this group and a great song.

eeeeeeeeeeasily my favourite one from you. Big step up from this group and a great song.