Towns – ‘Too Tired’

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On June 2 Towns give us their debut LP ‘Get By’ thanks to Howling Owl Records. The Bristol foursome are known for their spacey psych rock but on their latest album cut ‘Too Tired’, Towns return to their shoegaze roots! Regular readers have already heard the previous singles ‘Young At Heart‘ and ‘Marbles‘ but for me, this tune is the strongest. ‘Get By’ was mastered by Oliver Wilde and features guest appearances by Robin Stewart (The Naturals), Dom Mitchison (Velcro Hooks) and Richard Clarke (Scarlett Rascal).

 
Towns – ‘Too Tired’

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Oliver Wilde – ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’

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This week Howling Owl Records delivered Oliver Wilde‘s new album ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ and it’s a stunner. Having already been impressed by ‘On This Morning’ and ‘Play And Be Saved‘, it’s a treat to hear the rest. The Bristol five piece produce warm and intricate songs that are comforting and profound. My personal favourite is ‘Pull’, the intimate vocals remind me a little of Elliott Smith. Oliver Wilde has been labelled “downer pop” and “indie folk meets shoegaze” but he’s clearly created something unique on this record. The only downside being the sedative sounds can overwhelm in the later half, but in some ways that’s a compliment in itself.

 
Oliver Wilde – ‘Red Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ [Album Stream]

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Towns – ‘Marbles’

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Howling Owl Records will deliver Town‘s debut full length ‘Get By’ on June 2 (pre-order). The Bristol foursome have unveiled the psych rocking second single ‘Marbles’ just to get you in the mood! It was several years ago we first laid ears on Towns, namely the shoegazey ‘Mirror Ghost‘ from their ‘Sleepwalking’ EP. However their latest is a far more energized offering, with colourful vocal hooks to grab hold of. Brits can catch Towns live on tour next month (see dates).

 
Towns – ‘Marbles’

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Oliver Wilde – ‘Play & Be Saved’

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Looking forward to Oliver Wilde‘s forthcoming LP ‘Ride Tide Opal In The Loose End Womb’ (try saying that fast three times)! The Bristol five piece are releasing it via Howling Owl Records on May 5 (pre-order). Last month the gorgeous tune ‘On This Morning’ graced our ears, now the video for ‘Play And Be Saved’ has hit.

 
Oliver Wilde – ‘Play And Be Saved’

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Towns – ‘Young At Heart’

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Towns have posted their latest single ‘Young At Heart’, an upbeat psych pop tune due for release March 3 via Howling Owl (digital / cassette). The Bristol rock act have never sounded so catchy, a step away from their overdriven guitar sound and shoegaze wash. The single was mastered by their label mate Oliver Wilde. Catch Towns live in London this month with Dead Rabbits and The Telescopes! Meanwhile the four piece ready their debut album ‘Get By’ for a May release.

 
Towns – ‘Young At Heart’

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