Ex-Aussie/London-basedindie-rockers Howling Bells are about to release their new and long-awaited album ‘Heartstrings’ on Monday 2 June, not long after they drop the first official single ‘Slowburn’ on Monday 7 April and play a live show at London’s Oslo on the same night.
Recorded at London’s Assault And Battery Studios with the production team of Catherine J Marks and Alan Moulder, ‘Heartstrings’ will be the band’s fourth album all up and the first one put together in their new hometown of London. The new album sees the Howling Bells take a bit of a different approach to record-making, having laid down a track a day for 11 days and resulting in a pretty potent collection of songs within a short deadline.
Frontwoman Juanita Stein explained, “Having a deadline means you’re forced to make crucial artistic decision in a very short time. You don’t have the luxury of over-thinking. I feel this process shaped the album. As a result, you become incredibly connected to the musical spirit of the band. We loved every second of it.”