The sound of new Belfast based quartet HOWL has most likely been arrived at by throwing as many disparate parts into the mix as humanly possible and hoping that the end product is listenable. From the sound of their debut single, "Samson", they might have just pulled it off.
The intro is very much inspired by "Woods" by Bon Iver, before veering firmly into indie-rock territory with faux-soulful vocals. The song is rounded off with lounge trumpet lines and ambient interludes. Their magpie styling might not be to everybody's taste, but it does serve as an interesting introduction to a band who are happy not to follow the crowd.
"Samson" is available to download now on a pay-what-you-like basis.