Friday, 3 February 2012

Ben Howard Single: ‘The Wolves’ Release Date: 27th February 2012

Ben Howard releases his new single, ‘The Wolves’ on the 27th February 2012 through Island Records. It is taken from Ben’s top 10 debut album, ‘Every Kingdom’. 2011 was a hugely successful introduction to the music of Ben Howard. The young Devonshire singer-songwriter wrote his own story based on twelve months of relentless European and British touring, a string of radio-friendly, folk-informed singles, and an acclaimed debut album. Where his peers have become very British successes, Ben has been building a solid, fanatical fanbase across Europe, appearing on France’s hugely respected Taratata television programme alongside Coldplay, and selling out every show announced (including venue upgrades). In 2012 Ben will launch his music in America with ‘Every Kingdom’ finding a release in the Spring through Communion Records, with appearances at SXSW in Texas and a US tour already confirmed. Regularly compared to the likes of John Martyn, Donovan, and Bon Iver, Every Kingdom (produced by the band’s bassist and drummer Chris Bond), captures the rawness and intimacy of Ben’s live performance. The deftness of touch, the spellbinding nature of those six strings carefully finger-plucked, and Ben’s otherworldly vocal cries are spun and woven sublimely. ‘The Wolves’ was one of the songs that introduced Ben to the British public in early 2011, and finds a full single release in February 2012. Prior to Ben’s US live dates, he will headline an already sold-out European & UK tour across in February, which includes two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. Another UK tour is expected later in the year.
Ben Howard UK Tour:
13th February – Truro, Hall For Cornwall (SOLD OUT)
14th February – Portsmouth, Pyramids (SOLD OUT)
15th February – Brighton, Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
17th February – Manchester, Ritz (SOLD OUT)
18th February – Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
19th February - Glasgow, ABC (SOLD OUT)
20th February – Newcastle, Northumbria University (SOLD OUT)
22nd February – Norwich, UEA (SOLD OUT)
23rd February – London, Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
24th February – London, Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
25th February – Oxford, Academy (SOLD OUT)
27th February – Leeds, MET (SOLD OUT)
28th February – Birmingham, HMV Institute (SOLD OUT)
29th February – Bristol, Academy (SOLD OUT)
Ben Howard Single: ‘The Wolves’ Release Date: 27th February 2012 Label: Island RecordsWHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“A debut album of beauty and vigour.”—Sunday Times
“Full of hard-won wisdom that belie his age…He’ll make listening to acoustic folk-tinged music feel like the first time.” —The Guardian
“Extraordinary”—The Independent
"An unusually poetic songwriter revelling in his proximity to nature" - Uncut
"Howard is a YouTube phenomenon with a modern voice, an acoustic guitar and an original way of blending the two...Properly new music" - Word Magazine
"Every Kingdom has been one of the surprise hits of the year. A showcase for his earthy vocal grain and tingling guitar picking." - The Mirror
"Howard's effortless vocal sets him apart from everyone else taking a whack at the folk genre" - The Sun

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