Howling Bells release their new single, 'Your Love,' on Birthday Records on 2nd June. The second single to be taken from the band's stunning fourth album, 'Heartstrings', also out on 2nd June, the release of the album and single come amidst a full UK headline tour that concludes with a show at London's Scala on Tuesday 10th June. The single comes backed with a remix by frequent Howling Bells collaborator Ulrich Shnauss.
'Heartstrings' is Howling Bells' fourth album, and the first they have recorded in their adopted hometown of London (the band's debut, 'Howling Bells' (2006), was demoed in Australia and recorded in Liverpool, while 'Radio Wars' (2009) and 2011's 'The Loudest Engine' saw the band decamp to Los Angeles and Las Vegas respectively). The album was recorded at London's Assault and Battery Studios with Catherine J. Marks (Foals' Holy Fire, PJ Harvey's White Chalk) and legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers, Depeche Mode).
Taking a different approach to the making of their previous records, Howling Bells made the recording of 'Heartstrings' an intense process, laying down a track a day for 11 days, resulting in a potent collection of songs. "Having a deadline means you're forced to make crucial artistic decisions in a very short time. You don't have the luxury of overthinking. I feel this process shaped the album. As a result, you become incredibly connected to the musical spirit of the band." says frontwoman Juanita Stein. "We loved every second of it".
Howling Bells UK Headline Tour Dates run as follows:
Thurs, 29th May / Guildford, Boileroom
Fri, 30th May / Sheffield, Leadmill
Sat, 31st May / Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
Sun, 1st June / Nottingham, The Bodega
Tue, 3rd June / Birmingham. Hare & Hounds
Wed, 4th June / Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Thurs, 5th June / Glasgow, King Tuts
Sat, 7th June / Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sun, 8th June / Bristol, Thekla
Mon, 9th June / Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Tues, 10th June / London, Scala