Melbourne band Howlite craft elemental, cinematic dreamscapes, marrying trip-hop with pop songwriting to create a sound that is entirely their own. Rolling Stone Australia described their sound as “brooding, borderline folk, but inches-from-pop” and Mushroom Group compared it to “controlled sadness beautified into a cluster of sublime sound” with Triple J stating “that London Grammar appeal is there but this carves out its own beautiful, dramatic sound with great results”.
There’s a sense of confidence and focus within the groups latest EP ‘Not Here’ – Alison Thom soars above dark and brooding musical foundations, her beguiling vocals, coupled with the bands electronic, trip-pop undertones captivates in the same vein as London Grammar and Daughter. Their dreamy sound was brought to life by ‘Reducer’, the first single from upcoming EP ‘Not Here’, a track that enamoured audiences and was featured on Spotify’s coveted Fresh Finds playlist. Followup singles have further intoxicated audiences and garnered industry attention with their lush, immersive qualities.
These singles offer a taste of Howlite’s left-field pop and found praise around the country, as well as growing interest across Europe. To harness the tracks otherworldly pop elements the band engaged super producer JP Fung ( AViVA, Lime Cordiale, MANE) and engineer Joe Carra (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett, Fraser A Gorman). With strong trip-hop elements, and pockets of pop song writing, there is a underlying sense of confidence and focus with these tracks.