Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

London Grammar, Daughter, The XX, Portishead, Lana Del Ray


band members

Alison Thom Benjamin JR Botting Andrew Moscatelli


Influences

London Grammar, Daughter, Massive Attack, James Blake, Portishead, Chvrches


Unearthed artists we like

Big Scary, MANE, emma louise, JEFFE, Alta, EGOISM


Website

www.howlite.news/not-here

Bio

Australian band Howlite craft elemental, cinematic dreamscapes, marrying trip-hop with pop songwriting to create a sound that is entirely their own. KALTBLUT Magazine claim "Howlite are a much-welcomed escape from reality at this moment in time" with Rolling Stone Australia describing their sound as "brooding, borderline folk, but inches-from-pop” and Mushroom Group likening it to “controlled sadness beautified into a cluster of sublime sound”.

Howilte's latest EP 'Not Here' is full of pillowy-pop delights that showcase a direct, dreamy sound that is full of lush, immersive vocals, propulsive guitars and trip-hop inspired beats. Their dreamy soundscape is brought to life by Alison Thom, who soars above dark and brooding musical foundations. Her beguiling vocals captivate in the same vein as Daughter, Lana Del Ray and Portishead, with Triple J stating "that London Grammar appeal is there but this carves out its own beautiful, dramatic sound with great results”. With strong trip-hop elements, and pockets of pop song writing, there is a sense of confidence and focus within the groups latest releases.

Howlite's latest EP 'Not Here' is now available on all streaming platforms via howlite.com.au

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Damn, that voice. It'll either cut stone or turn you t̲o̲ stone, I reckon.

Damn, that voice. It'll either cut stone or turn you t̲o̲ stone, I reckon.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 May 2020

Triple J
40

Sounds to me like Howlite has upped the focus lately - this song's all about releasing the serotonin payload with some crisp production and swelling vocals.

Sounds to me like Howlite has upped the focus lately - this song's all about releasing the serotonin payload with some crisp production and swelling vocals.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 May 2020

Triple J
35

as usual howlite dial up the drama and take you for a big ride, letting you get lost in the many layers.

as usual howlite dial up the drama and take you for a big ride, letting you get lost in the many layers.