Today’s new music spotlight is on The Howl & The Hum.

Location: York

Line-up: Sam Griffiths (vocals/guitar), Bradley Blackwell (bass), Conor Hirons (guitar) and Jack Williams (drums)

About: The Howl & The Hum are a miserable disco who write Bond themes for films where Jimmy is still hung up on that girl. They combine dark hypnotic pop with post-punk influences, pierced with lyrics that make you call your mum the next morning. Following acclaimed sets at Neighbourhood Festival and Loopallu and a debut tour of the Scottish Highlands in 2017, the York-based 4-piece embarked on their first headline tour in England in early 2018 to coincide with the release of new single ‘Portrait I’. Following this, the band are releasing a series of new songs leading up to their first festival season featuring an appearance at Citadel Festival and Barn On The Farm.

What Hidden Herd say: The Howl & The Hum’s curious concoctions are tricky to lay your finger on – sounding part atmospheric indie-psych, part off-kilter wonk-pop. It’s a wondrous thing though: haunting, hypnotic and heart-swelling.

For fans of: The National, Thom Yorke, alt-J

Next shows:‪ The band play Barn On The Farm Festival, 5th – 8th July 2018, at Over Farm in Gloucester. You can find tickets to Barn On The Farm 2018 listed on this page.

Link: facebook.com/TheHowlandTheHum

Latest track: ‘Murder’