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  • Howl Griff - You Don't Have To Leave On Your Own

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    Anglo-Welsh-American psych-pop-rock from Howl Griff's third album Fragile Diamond. Listen and download the album at http://howlgriff.bandcamp.com - and check http://HowlGriff.com for free MP3s, news, gigs etc...
    PRAISE FOR THE ALBUM: "Trust me on this, you should hear this band"..."The perfect antidote to autumn's inexorable onset"..."A cornucopia of delightful songs that straddles boundaries"..."It's a crime that songs like this don't top the charts anymore"..."A gracious album with much heart and soul"..."Deep, rich, and filled with variety"..."all-killer-no-filler, every song rich with hooks in its own style"..."A splendid time is guaranteed for all."
    PRAISE FOR THIS SONG: "A jovial, ska-infused slice of rock'n'roll. The chorus bodes some taut harmonies, and Griff's fuzz-drenched guitar solo adds texture" - 7bitArcade
    "From opening track You Don't Have To Leave On Your Own with its collision of indie rock, 80s inflected vocals (think The Associates) and 60's garage it is clear they are on a mission to inject some fun back into music" - Echoes & Dust
    "A quasi-rocksteady punk-rock tune laden with guitar twanging spasms. After an interval, the song evolves into a huge fanfare of chords and an expansive vocal upset. A simple guitar solo threads sinfully through the finale, and leaves it a chewy mess. Sticky fun!" -- Raw Ramp Mag
    "The album dives straight in with You Don't Have To Leave On Your Own, which instantly becomes a foot-tapper with its powerful, if ambiguous feel -- the chorus is jarring in all the right ways, without getting difficult to listen to" -- The Jitty
    "You Don't Have to Leave On Your Own makes for an authoritative opener, fuzzy and playful with its neat songwriting touches, not to mention the further level of intrigue applied by daffy lyrics" -- Rocksucker
    "Careful equilibrium carries over into the lyrics. Witness the balancing act demonstrated in opener You Don't Have To Leave On Your Own: "You don't have to be on your own/ 'cos God made me" is cheesy and high-school-precious, and shoved up against "You don't have to be on your own/Just don't leave me", which is pleading and honest." -- The Line Of Best Fit
    "utterly catchy" -- Louder Than War (NB says "the utterly catchy You Don't Have To Leave On Your Own and Runaround")
    "There's a good, high tempo with a nice "lush" (thanks Lauren!) guitar and a rambling bass. Vocally it's understated on verses and gets more intense on the chorus. It's definitely a song with some commercial appeal and has quite a nice groove on verses." -- Louder Than War (second review)
    "an alternative rock n' roll number that allows the record to roar into life" -- Rock Reviews 24/7
    "catchy and evidently a live stormer" -- Vanguard
    "There's a sweetness to the earnest lyrics of the track, which is nicely self-deprecating, despite its energetic rock sound." -- Whiteboard Project Show less
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  • Fragile Diamond: the album Play all

    Howl Griff are an Anglo-Welsh-American four-piece psycho-pop-rock band with three-part vocal harmonies, and have been described by BBC 6 music's Lauren Laverne as "bloody lush".
    These are some songs from their third album, Fragile Diamond, which you can hear in full at http://HowlGriff.com -- where you can also download free MP3s. Enjoy!
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  • The Hum: the album Play all

    Songs from the 2010 album The Hum, by Anglo-Welsh-Australian psych-rockers Howl Griff. Praise for The Hum:

    "A new band we love... bloody lush."
    Lauren Laverne, BBC 6music

    "A soothing set of pop/folk, rock-flavoured life-affirming songs that's well worth a listen. It's an album that'll put a spring in your step despite the November rain."
    The Independent

    "They deal in lush, gorgeous harmonies and warm 60s melodies, and the result is quite lovely."
    Stuff magazine

    "Another hooky-but-urgent stack of guitar-based jollies. Whimsically brilliant, consistently clever and shot through with infectious licks."
    What Hi-Fi magazine

    More details (including streaming player): http://www.howlgriff.com/music/the-hum.html
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