So this last few weeks has seen the wheels on our owly bus speed up and hit the big wide world. There’s been some lovely words written about us as a label, about our bands, about OUR band, and about the whole ‘microscene’. It really is a pleasure to read and hear awesome things being said about what we do, but we want to say, it’s not just us, Howling owl is merely how our collective is known, we won’t take credit for anything, we are all in this together. Last night was the GuMM single launch, it was a hastily organised show, but it was full of all the people we believe make Bristol awesome. Bands with members in attendence - GuMM, Lets Kill Janice, Towns, Velcro Hooks, Call The Doctor, Scarlet Rascal, Mayans, Spectres, The Naturals etc etc, plus loads of people who I am sure are in bands that are relevant, plus audiophiles, fear of fiction and other important bristol music people! How often does that happen? I’ve never known a scene like it, where other band members get onstage to help fix broken things, where there is no hierarchy involved, no one cares whether they play first or last, even if its a bands first gig, or a band who are on everybodys lips, no one wants the spotlight on them, we all want it on ‘us’ . Now it seems our hard work is taking shape, so thanks for being nice about us and all, but we are all Howling Owl together! It was really nice to hear people talking about everything we do when we were at 1234 festival, the Crypt show was a bit of a gamechanger for us, people genuinely loved it. We are all getting Bristol on the map for more than just e l e c t r o n i c b r e a k b e a t s
That’s enough nice words, wipe the tears away, clear those misty glasses.
GuMM have a single out, Tidal Wars have a pokemon obsession to worry about, Oliver Wilde has arrived (OH MY GOD HAVE YOU HEARD HIM YET?) Next up TOWNS 12” which will make you all wetter than Andre the seal.