Howling Bells reveal new album release date

Mark Stoermer has produced the September-due LP

Howling Bells have finished their new album, with The Killers bass player Mark Stoermer as producer.

The band release ‘The Loudest Engine’ on September 12 through Cooking Vinyl, the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Radio Wars’. They recorded it at The KillersBattle Born Studio in Nevada after the two bands bonded while touring together.

Singer and guitarist Juanita Stein said that the album signals something of a new direction for the band: “There’s a singular sound which is more folk and rock than our last two albums, but it’s interpreted in a modern sense. It wasn’t a conscious effort to make a 70s tinged record. It was a very natural progression.


“The album shows that we’re 21st century kids making a modern psychedelic record. It’s our grown-up record. The first was about that great initial leap, the second was us exploring different waters. This one is us, all having met at one place, at one time. I think this record will change people’s perspectives of the band.”

Howling Bells will support the release of their third album with the following UK dates:

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (September 14)
London Electric Ballroom (15)
Sheffield Plug (16)
Leeds Cockpit (18)
Glasgow Oran Mor (19)
Manchester Academy 3 (20)

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