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Influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Radiohead, Jack White, B.R.M.C and Nick Cave. In 2014 Glasgow based singer-songwriter, Kev Howell, began working on original material as a solo artist, producing home demos with the help of a loop station, an old eight-track machine and some digital software.
In Autumn 2017 , Kev finally released his debut album 'Haunting Ambition' which has been growing and attracting attention every day since it's arrival. The album consists of 9 tracks featuring a unique blend of Rock and Blues combined with poetic lyrics, infectious melodies and hypnotic riffs.
After months of rehearsing the album live as solid four-piece and working on new, slightly 'heavier' material, the band kicked off officially in 2018 with some small gigs and are starting to captivate audiences with their engaging live performance. They recently beat off the competition to gain a support slot for 'The Glorious Sons' and 'Bang Bang Romeo' at Glasgow's infamous King Tut's on March, 7th. Kev has played regular sold out shows, including support for Ben Ottewell, John Power, Bill Ryder Jones, Barry Hyde and Brian Nash.
The first single ‘Kamikaze’ with its driving beat and eerie ‘Radiohead’ style soundscape was introduced in July 2017. Described as “Bewitching and sublime” by U.S reviewer ‘Indiepulse’ and was highly praised by many well respected DJ’s who have influence in the UK music scene.
The song paved the way for debut album ‘Haunting Ambition’ two weeks later and then In November the slide guitar driven blues-infused second single ‘Nightbird was released’. Both singles have been aired on various radio stations along with other songs from the album. Since the bands album launch at the O2 Abc they have been working hard in preparation for touring the album and recording new material in 2018.
“ Kev Howell’s ‘Haunting Ambition’ album blends the brawny fiery punch of rock with sublime smoky poetry and sensual steamy psychedelia, showcasing his refined and proficient musicianship.”
"Bewitching and sublime, we at Indiepulse Music can see this will be a breakout release for Kev Howell"
“An intricately produced sonic work from Kev Howell which stands proudly as his first solo project."
–Revelrouser /Louder Than War magazine
"Blends the same pop and rock threads as much of the music around him but there is something in the way he deco nstructs and rebuilds it to make his own signature sound which is a real art" -A & R Factory.