Self-described as “dreamo/dark pop”, Howlite’s soundscape draws inspiration everywhere; from folklore and poetry to Scandinavian pop and horror movies.
With influences ranging from that of Daughter, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Timbre Timber and Massive Attack, industry has described their music as everything from “brooding, border-line-folk, but inches-from-pop” by Rolling Stone Australia, “the sound of stormy nights with stormy hearts” by Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia) and “slow moving but heaving with energy and feeling” by Tommy Faith (Triple J).
Fronted by the dynamic Alison Thom, the band comprises of guitarist Benjamin JR Botting and keyboardist Andrew Moscatelli. The groups soundscape had an instant impact with debut EP ‘Reasons’ garnering interest and adds across both local and international radio, with a swagger of feature articles and reviews to the tune of ‘Best New Arrivals’. Latest singles ‘Gothic Romance’, 'Saviour' and 'Orchestra' have also struck a chord with audiences, receiving features from Rolling Stone Australia and Mushroom Group, interest from Triple J, and an invitation to showcase at Canadian Music Week 2018, where they played the legendary Horseshoe Tavern for Indie88 radio.
With only a glimmer of their musical diversity uncovered, the band have now begun recording their sophomore EP, hoping to shine a light on their true potential; with Mushroom Group stating “We’re looking forward to where this experimentation takes Howlite next.”.