KING HOWL play HEAVY BLUES: the raw sounds of Son House, Howling Wolf and Charlie Patton are filtered by a multitude of different musical influences coming from stoner rock, 70's classic rock, funk and punk, in a new crossover labored with spontaneity and naturalness, a flow of sounds that never stops. After a first three tracks Ep released in 2010, King Howl attracted conspicuous attention with “King Howl Quartet” (2012, produced by Talk About Records and distributed in all Europe by Go Down Records), the first full-length that imposed a personal sound, pushed by singles like “Morning” and “Drunk”. In 2014, the 4-track “Truck Stop Ep” brought new nuances to the King Howl’s trademark, developing a more mature songwriting exposed in songs like “Kerouac” or “Time to say Goodbye”. The band toured all Italy and central Europe several times (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Hungary), often included in the bills of international festivals such as Pietrasonica Festival (Osoppo, IT), Time in Jazz (Berchidda, IT), Maximum Festival (Treviso, IT), Crumble Fight Fest (Nantes, FR), Freiburg Fuzz Fest (Freiburg, GER), Swanflight Festival (Schwandorf, GER), opening (among others) for Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man, Greenleaf, My Sleeping Karma, Siena Root, Bob Margolin.
King Howl are now ready to present a brand new full length, that is called “Rougarou” and will be released on July 7, 2017. 10 tracks of blues fueled – booze soaked Rock’n’Roll. A new proof for the band’s peculiar, distinctive sound defined through these years on the road. Here, the essential patterns of blues music are mixed here again with a strong Rock’n’Roll attitude, that pushes the composition more to the side of the 70’s Classic Rock, without denying the reference with other important influences like Stoner Rock, the late sixties proto-punk, the psychedelia. The album is called and has been recorded in Sardinia and mixed at NHQ Studios, Ferrara, by Gabriele Boi. The artwork of the album is made by Elena Cabitza. The tracklist is composed by 9 unreleased songs plus the band’s version of the Canned Heat’s classic “On the Road Again”. “Rougarou” explores the thematic of the change, of the transformation, no matter If this is linked to the growing up of a kid, the romance of traveling, a nervous breakdown, or the mutation in a werewolf.
The brand news “Rougarou” is produced by the two Sardinian labels Electric Valley Records and Talk About Records and sponsored by the Streetwear brand REESON.