The third album by Howling Bells hits stores on September 12.
‘The Loudest Engine’ was recorded in Las Vegas, with Mark Stoermer of The Killers overseeing production duties.
Frontwoman Juanita Stein describes the album’s sound as a natural progression of the band’s sound: “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.”
“The album shows that we’re 21st century kids making a modern psychedelic record,” Stein adds. [It] is 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.”
The band embark on a six-date UK tour to coincide with the LP’s launch. The confirmed dates are:
14 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
15 – London, Electric Ballroom
16 – Sheffield, Plug
18 – Leeds, Cockpit
19 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
20 – Manchester, Academy 3
While the Leeds gig has already sold out, tickets for the remaining five shows remain available via the band’s website.
The first track taken from ‘The Loudest Engine’ as a single is ‘Into The Sky’, and you can watch the video below.