Described as 'Bewitching and Sublime' Kev Howell has been perfecting his own blend of alternative rock behind the scenes, which has featured on BBC Introducing and Amazing radio in the UK & US. His debut album 'Haunting Ambition' was released in August, 2017, filled with smoky poetry, swaggering guitar riffs and laced with dreamy melodies. The album was nominated for a SAY Award (Scottish Album of the year) in 2018, and has had over 130,000 streams and counting. Since then Kev has played venues like King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and Oran Mor supporting Danny Bryant, Ben Ottewell, John Power, Gerry Cinnamon, The Glorious Sons to name a few.
Playing alongside those artists in his early years as an independent musician definitely helped strengthen and build confidence.
Post covid ,Kev Howell emerged with two new foot stomping anthemic singles 'Arrows' and 'Longnor' giving fans a taste of what is to come on his sophomore album.
With a fresh approach and a raw, bluesy sound bolstered by the addition of Jonny Hall on drums and Martin Mochan on bass, the new line-up headlined Nice 'n' Sleazy, Glasgow.
The gig was filmed and recorded for promo videos and will be released as a live Ep in June. The first preview Snipers Blues" reached over 3k views on youtube with fans engaging old and new from all over the world.
The band have just played at Eden festival and Room 2 in Glasgow and are set to play the main stage at Bute Fest , 2022 in July with more dates being added.
Kev Howell - Live
1. Snipers Blues
4. Black Tooth (Acoustic)
Recorded at Nice 'n' Sleazy Glasgow November 2021.
Released in October 2021, Longnor gives an idea of what Kev Howell does best. The melody is layered to perfection with a shuffling beat that has you tapping to it and a guitar that soars through your brain.
There is no doubt that Kev Howell is a musician that’s here to stay. With his single "Arrows," Kev Howell expresses such pensive lyricism that pushes conceptual boundaries and reminds us that we're not alone. - Buzz L.A
Snipers Blues Ep (Radio edit)
1.Snipers Blues (Radio Edit)
1. Distance 2. Kamikaze 3. Black Tooth 4. Ode to an Angel 5. Lonely Operator 6. Nightbird 7.Grave Lament 8.Railroad Waltz 9. Snipers Blues (Hidden Track)