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Bio

Independent artist, Kev Howell blends the brawny fiery punch of rock with smoky poetry and psychedelia. Since his introduction in 2017 he self-released his Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) nominated debut 'Haunting Ambition' and subsequent Ep 'Snipers Blues'. The album was recorded in Manchester and Glasgow and Mixed by George Burton and Kev in Red Eye Studios. His first single 'Kamikaze' featured on the website of U.S rock band 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club' in Feb 2018 and was described as "Bewitching and Sublime" by California based reviewer 'Indiepulse'. 

In 2020 he released 'Arrows' during the pandemic after forming a new band, the song has since been aired on BBC Introducing and numerous other stations . The new sound has drawn comparisons to The Black Keys and the likes of Gary Clarke Jr. and Arctic Monkeys. Kev's distinct vocals and poignant lyrics have been credited in recent reviews of the song, along with his unique guitar work. The next Single from his sophomore Lp is scheduled for for release in July 2021.

 

Reviews

Buzz Music

heavy rock/blues instrumentation that pierces the soul

Sounds Won't Stop

"Arrows" is a colorful and slightly dark musical journey that's riddled with an outstanding sonic tone and gives of a cross between ZZ Top, Godsmack, and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Rock Queen - Jenny Tate

It’s the sound of an intuitive artist, executing the track easily, with feeling

The Other side

The lyrics have this wonderful poetry to them while still being relatable and easy to connect with

Indiepulse music

With the release of the first single ‘Kamikaze‘, a deep introspective and haunting piece of enigmatic audio, bewitching and sublime, we at IndiePulse Music can see this will be a breakout release for Kev Howell

Indiebuddie

With velvety vocals caressing a creamy melody it’s like he takes away all your worries and for a brief moment you are in Utopia