Howling Owl Records Announce Spectres 'Hunger' EP Launch

Top Quote Artrocker 'Unsigned Band of the Year' Winners 2012, Spectres, to release EP titled 'Hunger' on 11th March, 2013. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2013 - Artrocker: "Spectres quiet confidence combined with their 'putting their money where the mouth is' ethos makes them the most exciting band we could have picked to win our new blood competition this year".

    "The remainder of their set is all about letting their thunderously metallic scree attack your ears like a tornado tearing through a nail factory. It's a bracing experience indeed, teetering on the brink of beauty during the shimmering build-ups and Joe Hatt's vocals; a spectral howl under booming black clouds"

    The Stool Pigeon: "Sounds like Sonic Youth from the bowels of a haunted well, only leads us to believe the rest of their output is a scary prospect indeed"

    DIY: "Spectres create a heavy, nu gazey noise that will leave your ears ringing for days"

    Spectres ( are a very uncompromising band. For three years now, they have created music that has driven people out of venues and made their own ears show the white noise flag; but they have ploughed through regardless...and it has been more than worth the pain: people are starting to take notice of Spectres, and the 'Hunger' EP shows why.

    A definite progression from the 2011 release 'Family', 'Hunger' shows the band experimenting with a sound that is often impossible to tame, and steering it towards some harsh beauty.

    Following their crowning of the 'Artrocker Unsigned Band of the Year' award, the 'Hunger' EP saw the band take their visceral live sound into a squat bedroom, set up a few mics among the mattresses, plug in, play and see what happened. The results of which you can view in this short teaser:

    Recorded by members of the blossoming Howling Owl Records family (Oliver Wilde and Dominic Mitchison, Velcro Hooks); 'Hunger' somehow manages to knead the squalls of feedback, distortion and noise, whilst leaving room for the vocals to float around at will.

    Released on 11th March 2013 through Bristol's Howling Owl Records, 'Hunger' is limited to 100 12" vinyl, that also comes with a CDR and download code; all housed in handmade sleeves and artwork; as always with Howling Owl.

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    Release Details:

    Spectres 'Hunger' EP 12" Release
    Limited to 100 - Handmade sleeves & artwork

    01 Pull
    02 Rattle The Cage
    03 I Was In a Box
    04 Maybe You Shouldn't Be Living Here
    05 Threshing Machine
    Released on the 11th March 2013 / Available to pre order from the Howling Owl shop (

    Spectres EP Tour:

    Spectres will be launching the EP on the 23rd of February at the Motorcade FlashParade artspace in Bedminster, Bristol, along with Towns, United Fruit and MXLX.

    They will also be playing the following dates in support of the EP:

    23rd February - Bristol Motorcade FlashParade
    27th February - Cardiff Buffalo
    28th February - Winchester Railway Arms
    6th March - Basingstoke Bang Bar
    7th March - London Old Blue Last
    8th March - Birmingham Flapper
    9th March - Portsmouth Southsea Social Club
    14th March - Bath Moles

    These shows are followed by festivals slots in the summer at The Great Escape, Dot to Dot and Arc Tan Gent having already played at 1234, Artrocker New Blood and Simple Things Festivals in 2012. Prepare to be blown away...


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    howlingowlrecords ( @ ) gmail dot com
    Joe Hatt - 0789 144 2135 / Adrian Dutt - 0789 619 5945
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