The black blues heart of THE HOWLIN' SOULS Friday, 28 April 2017 14:25 by madseason
The Howlin' Souls - Black Heart

Here's a band that should appeal to all those classic rock lovers looking for something fresh. The Howlin' Souls, from New York, are influenced by British rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them -Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin' Wolf (whom they honor in their name).

The Howlin' Souls are releasing their debut self titled, 4-track EP today, April 28. Fritz Lang, long time engineer with time at CBGBs, Record Plant NYC, Sigma NYC and others as well as touring with Miles Davis, the Stones, Prince and other icons of music, co-produced the record with the singer/songwriter of the band, Pete Smith.

The mini-album starts with Anyway You Take It, a song that smells Stones from miles; the second one, Free And Young, it's an hybrid between Tom Petty and The Black Keys; next we have the current single Black Heart (watch the official video clicking on the image): I hear White Stripes influences in it; the closing number Alabama is a southern tinged track with echoes of Norman Greenbaum's superclassic Spirit In The Sky.

All in all, The Howlin' Souls is an highly entertaining rockin' EP, one that will surely put the band on the map. Stream it now on Spotify or on SoundCloud.