Single review

Howling Bells

It’s a thing of great mystery that Howling Bells aren’t one of the biggest bands in the world (that’s U2 apparently…if you’re interested). In Cities Burning Down they quietly mesmerise in a way not many of their peers can and yet still remain a comparably wee band. A cushioned, hypnotic bassline guides us into Juanita Stein’s luscious tone which is met abruptly by delayed spikey guitars and caterwauling white noise. Another majestic effort by the Australian four-piece. It won’t be long before Bono and his beanie-clad buddy start pumping out more crap in an attempt to claw back their status.