The Howl & The Hum release debutalbum 'Human Contact'

New video for 'Hostages' New tourdates below

The Howl & The Hum have released e their brilliant debut album 'Human Contact' today via AWAL.

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“Human Contact” is full of songs drawn from across the emotional spectrum, where wonderful lyrics and ambitious songwriting combine with both musical restraint and epic, horizon-sized choruses to create a wonderful debut record. It has been produced by Jolyon Thomas (Royal Blood, Slaves, U2) and recorded at Big Jelly Studios in Kent.

On the album frontman Sam Griffiths says:

"Human Contact" is about a very modern kind of loneliness: one in which we are reminded of intimate moments which haunt us, via technology or through isolation. This album is both a breakup record and a love letter to memory, and the fading definition of human contact itself.”

“Recorded in September 2019, this album was written before society fell into a period of self-isolation, which goes to show the importance of Human Contact in a digital age.”

“Hostages” is one of the many highlights taken from “Human Contact”, with some of frontman Sam Griffiths most affecting lyrics, married to an expansive musical backdrop, creating a pure emotional rush.

Sam talks about the song and the video:

“This song felt very visual to us: the handing back of possessions after a breakup, the detachment from objects. Luckily, The Roosens had the idea to combine the ideas of social distancing with the breakup within the song. It was filmed in Belgium as the lockdown eased, but shows the attachment to objects in the lyrics, and the splitting of a whole into separate parts, and has two beautiful performances at its heart.”

The Howl & The Hum have been tipped by Wonderland, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Music Week and more, as well as at radio by Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy.

Hailing form York, The Howl & The Hum have been on the rise over the last two years. The band have accumulated over 10 million streams on Spotify alone, and this album is set to crystallise their early potential.

The Howl & The Hum have announced their rescheduled tour dates. An essential live act, the band have appeared at The Great Escape and SXSW, as well as selling-out The Scala in London.

Tour dates:

Thu 28 Jan 2021        Paradiso, Amsterdam

Fri 12 Feb 2021           The Joiners, Southampton

Sat 13 Feb 2021          The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 14 Feb 2021         The Exchange, Bristol

Mon 15 Feb 2021       Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Wed 17 Feb 2021       Stereo, Glasgow

Thu 18 Feb 2021         Gorilla, Manchester

Fri 19 Feb 2021           Islington Assembly Hall, London

Sat 20 Feb 2021          Jericho Tavern, Oxford

Mon 22 Feb 2021       The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Tue 23 Feb 2021         Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Thu 25 Feb 2021         The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Fri 26 Feb 2021           Brudenell Social Club, Leeds


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Sam Griffiths

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