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The Howl And The Hum announce autumn UK tour (2019)

The Howl & The Hum

Story by Jack Foley

THE Howl & the Hum will be embarking on their biggest UK tour to date this autumn.

The jaunt kicks off at King Tuts in Glasgow and includes a very special night at The Scala in London. These dates follow recent appearances at SXSW and The Great Escape in Brighton, where they played to a packed crowd and saw hundreds of fans queuing round the block to get to see them.

Already capable of selling out venues up and down the country, the band are set to jump to the next level as they quickly become one of the essential live acts in the UK.

To mark the announcement of the live dates, the band have also released new track Human Contact.

The track is described as another statement track from this York-based four-piece, who have been quietly honing their craft in their countryside studio outside York whilst working with producer Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, Kendrick Lamar).

Frontman Sam Griffiths explains: “Human Contact is a fast-paced miserable disco touching on mental health and what it means to be alone in a digital age. The lyric deals with the idea of alienation vs technology – when there’s so much communication going on around us at all times, can we ever feel a true connection?

“The music feels like a pulsing fever dream, descending and howling like hellish digital connections and currents. Inspired by Black Mirror, Godard’s Alphaville, 1984, LCD Soundsystem and our personal physical connection to devices, the song has an intense emotional quality paired with its satirical message, aching to feel ‘something to die for…something to feel alive.”

The autumn UK tour dates are (all September, October and November)

September dates

23 – King Tuts, Glasgow
24 – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
25 – The Bodega, Nottingham
27 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
28 – Workman’s Club, Dublin
29 – Brudenell Social Club

October dates

1 – The Joiners, Southampton
2- Scala, London

November dates

13 – Jimmy’s Grill, Liverpool
14 – Workman’s Club, Dublin
17 – The Adelphi, Hull
19 – Exchange, Bristol