There are more musicians in Brooklyn than there are people, it seems. It has become the new Camden, the new Manchester - the fashionable home to new music. Just being from Brooklyn is a hallmark of being all that is cool and edgy.
Except, of course, it isn't. Sure, there's plenty of good stuff coming out of that particular district, as there always has been, but America's current success stories are hidden in its backyard, not the shop window. One such tale is that of the irrepressible Howler from Minneapolis.
Just two years after forming, the five-piece, fronted by the extraordinary Jordan Gatesmith, are readjusting their expectations once more. Their debut album, America Give It Up, hit the shelves/servers in January and followed last year's debut EP, This One's Different, which helped earn Howler a nod from NME as their third best band of 2011.
No sooner has their January/February tour sold-out and finished, Howler have a whole new batch of dates lined-up. The May tour kicks off in Belfast on 1st May, followed by a date in Dublin on the 2nd, before Liverpool, Leeds (Live at Leeds 2012), Sunderland, London and more, before the final gig in Bristol on 16th May. The Brighton gig (11th May) is on the NME Radar Stage at The Great Escape Festival 2012.
We have tickets available now, priced generally around £10, more for festival appearances.
Howler have also announced a handful of summer dates, kicking off in Wolverton on 5th July, followed by Stockton, York and Lancaster - all available at a tenner or less.