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Sophisticated alternative indie band The Howl & The Hum released a mightily impressive debut album, Human Contact, earlier this year. In the early days, they steadily worked their way through York’s open mic scene and gained momentum. It wasn’t long before listeners took notice of their well-crafted sound and the ease in which they seamlessly transcended from folk to new wave, yet still retained their musical identity.

The four-piece pride themselves on being lyrically focused and tackle issues such as modern technology-based loneliness and in track Staying With Smoke, heartbreak: “Will you quit smoking, but I don’t want to yet / You won’t come over, and I go to an empty bed / but I think we’re addicted to more than just the cigarettes.” Sonically, their music shifts from electronic dancefloor rock to unique ballads, and they are seriously good.

Super-promoters The Kids Are Solid Gold have chosen to return to live shows with a bang, and present a socially-distanced show with The Howl & The Hum at The Hub at Teesside University SU, Middlesbrough on Friday 20th November. The format for the show features two sets from the band with a Q&A session in-between.

The band will deliver contrast and quality, where you may feel like you are at a rave one moment and a church hall the next, but always delivered with panache.

The Howl & The Hum play Teesside University, Middlesbrough on Friday 20th November

 

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