Today, York quartet The Howl & The Hum drop their upbeat new single Until I Found A Rose. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album, Human Contact, which has now been confirmed to be released on May 29th via AWAL Records. Listen below.
The album was produced by Jolyon Thomas, who has previously worked with Royal Blood, Slaves and U2, and recorded at the band’s countryside studio outside York. The lyrics are the heart and soul of Human Contact, as vocalist Sam Griffiths explains:
“Human Contact” is about a very modern kind of loneliness, one which doesn’t allow us to forget. These days we are constantly reminded of our past: of intimate moments which have escaped us, whether these be via technology, or through a lack of personal interaction.
Human Contact artwork & tracklisting
- Love You Like A Gun
- Human Contact
- Hall Of Fame
- The Only Boy Racer Left On The Island
- Got You On My Side
- Until I Found A Rose
- Sweet Fading Silver
Coinciding with the album’s release in May, the band will head on a UK headline tour to celebrate its release. The tour will include stops in Leeds, Cardiff, Brighton as well as Oxford’s iconic Jericho Tavern where the likes of Radiohead, Mumford & Sons and Foals played before they were big. All dates can be found below.
- 01.05.2020 – Live at Leeds, O2 Academy, Leeds
- 04.05.2020 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
- 06.05.2020 – The Sugarmill, Stoke
- 07.05.2020 – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
- 08.05.2020 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
- 09.05.2020 – Hanwell Hootie, Hanwell
- 11.05.2020 – The Exchange, Bristol