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Howling Bells are an indie rock band that formed in Sydney in 2004. The band obtained moderate popularity in the United Kingdom following the release of its 2006 self-titled debut album. The lineup consists of Juanita Stein (vocals, rhythm guitar), Glenn Moule (drums), Juanita's brother Joel Stein (lead guitar), and Gary Daines (bass guitar).

Originally called Waikiki, the band changed its name and musical style preceding its move from Australia to England. Howling Bells' debut album, Howling Bells, was produced by Ken Nelson. The album charted in the Top 100 in the UK and just outside the Top 50 in Australia, and it was included on Album of the Year lists for a number of publications. The band's next release, Radio Wars (2009), received mixed reviews, although it charted higher than its predecessor in both the UK and Australia. The band supported Coldplay on the third leg of the North American Viva la Vida Tour. In 2009, Gigwise named Juanita Stein "the sexiest woman in rock." Their third album, The Loudest Engine (2011), received largely favourable reviews but underperformed on the charts in comparison to the bands' two prior releases.

Howling Bells are notable for a doom-and-gloom, country-and-rock music style, and they have been labelled as melodic blues and country-goth. They are influenced by The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, and they are often compared to Mazzy Star and The Velvet Underground. Their fourth album, Heartstrings, will be released in June 2014.

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Howling Bells announce UK tour dates

Howling Bells announce UK tour dates

They release their fourth album 'Heartstrings' on June 2

  • Mar 7, 2014

Howling Bells announce UK tour dates – ticket details

The band's third, Killers-produced album is released on September 12

  • Jul 26, 2011

Howling Bells reveal new album release date

Mark Stoermer has produced the September-due LP

  • Jun 20, 2011

Howling Bells announce one-off London date - ticket details

Show is band's only scheduled UK gig of 2011 so far

  • Feb 15, 2011

Killers man in the studio with Howling Bells

Mark Stoermer working on band's third album

  • Jan 17, 2011

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Your Love

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`Treasure Hunt` FlyTV In The Courtyard

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Howling Bells Reviews

Howling Bells - 'Heartstrings'

Howling Bells - 'Heartstrings'

Eight years on from their debut, the Aussie band return to form

  • May 30, 2014

Album Review: Howling Bells – ‘The Loudest Engine’

Third album from Juanita Stein's gang

  • Sep 6, 2011

Howling Bells

Toxic (Live)

  • Feb 23, 2009

Howling bells, Asobi Seksu, Red Light Company

Islington Academy, London Monday, February 9

  • Feb 23, 2009

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Low Happening

  • Mar 5, 2007

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