Howl Records has been established to showcase the music of what we consider to be the best unsigned songwriters currently without a platform for their music.
The label is the natural consequence of the Howl Open-Mic nights which we have established over the last couple of years and from which came the idea to provide an outlet for the artists and their songs to be heard.
The inaugural release on Howl will be Never Had To Try by The Pickwicks in August, with a plan to release regular singles thereafter in an effort to benefit our musical and artistic community and bring the most vital music to a wider audience.
The Pickwicks write songs on guitars. Sometimes they're acoustic, and sometimes electric. Some of the songs are fast, others slower. You might hear a piano. Maybe some drums, but not always. Or a glockenspiel. There might be one person singing, or five.
The point is that they think writing lots of songs in the same vein, which don't differ very much in sound or content, is boring. So they try to vary what they do and how they do it and make listening to them as much fun as being a music fan can be.
Their principal influences are The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Atlantic/Stax and other old soul, the Happy Mondays/Black Grape, film scores and The Pogues, to name only a few (along with a lifelong love of old country music, but only the most real, of course).
Debut single Never Had To Try will be released on Friday 10th August on Howl Records.
I like your songs - Billy Bragg
A breezy blast of brass-tinged guitar pop - Time Out
To get in touch, email declan [at] howlrecords [dot] com