AGENT STARLING RELEASE EUROPEAN HOWL
Agent Starling’s debut album, European Howl releases on all the usual digital outlets on May 4th, 2021 with a special preview offer on Bandcamp from today. And it’s Bandcamp Friday, so there’s no better day to download it and support artists at the same time.
The ten-track album is brimful of catchy hurdy-gurdy tunes, new songs, hypnotic drones, live bass grooves & strings, all with an experimental edge.
The album, European Howl, is influenced by musical traditions from nations across Europe. A mix of instrumental pieces, spoken word and songs, themes range from a miscellany of Greek Tales (Wine Dark Sea), an elegy by a dying lover (Requiem) to Helicopter Arms, inspired by the glorious gurdy tune at the heart of the song. Delores County Ride is a tribute to the women who hop trains in Arno Bitschy’s film This Train I Ride, and the album’s title track is an ode to being European, a call for connection in today’s isolationist climate.
Agent Starling are Quentin Budworth hurdy-gurdy and Lou Loudhailer voices & other instruments. Recorded in the first three months of 2021, European Howl also features Dexter Duffy-Howard on violin and cello. Recorded in Yorkshire UK by Agent Starling, the album was mastered in Oregon by Kevin Carafa and features original album artwork by Anna Kirk-Smith.
European Howl releases on all the usual digital outlets on May 4th, 2021 on the DHM record label, catalogue number DHM028, distributed by Label Worx. Pre-release available from Bandcamp: https://loudhaileruk.bandcamp.com/album/european-howl
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