Just in time for their UK tour kicking off the week, The Howl & The Hum release their brand new single Thumbs Up. The new track follows on from the band’s debut album Human Contact which was released last year. Listen to Thumbs Up Listen below.
Produced and mixed by Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, Kendrick Lamar), Thumbs Up is a song about suicide and toxic masculinity. Singer Sam Griffiths comments on the inspiration behind the track:
”Thumbs Up” is the confession that us men don’t know how to talk to other men about important sh*t. This song was written in the silence after suicides of friends, during depressive episodes, and over non-existent conversations about how we communicate our feelings: our highs, our lows, our loves and losses. It also references 80s movie icons Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a brief admittance of vulnerability in the face of what we call masculinity.
Having previously appeared at The Great Escape and SXSW, as well as selling-out The Scala in London, the band is currently on a tour throughout the UK which culminates with two nights at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club in their native Yorkshire. Tickets are available here*.
The Howl & The Hum – UK Tour Dates
12th Oct – Islington Assembly, London
14th Oct – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
15th Oct – Hope & Run, Brighton
16th Oct – Joiners, Southampton
17th Oct – The Exchange, Bristol
19th Oct – King Tut’s, Glasgow
21st Oct – The Sugarmill, Stoke
25th Oct – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
27th Oct – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
30th Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
31st Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds