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The first single is released all over the world on all digital platforms this Thursday. As I'm writing this in Toronto that's about 13 hours away! But the response in Australia has been positive so far!
You can listen to it right here and you can now pre-order the album on vinyl.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it :)
Jafar, Bryan, Adam
While we wait for the album to be mixed we wanted to share three songs with you that we recorded for the album. These are demo recordings made at home, not a studio, but they give a sense of the kind of songs we've been writing. All three songs should be appearing in re-imagined studio glory when the album comes out (release date TBA) so it's a little preview of what's to come and should help fill the time while we wait to release the first single.
We hope you enjoy the songs! x
We've finished recording our debut album!
It's been a long journey with many lows and highs, and it's somewhat bittersweet and surreal to say it's finished. There's still mixing and mastering to be taken care of but we feel proud of what we've done so far and look forward to sharing it with all of you soon.
Despite our first official release coming out in December 2017 - the Howlin' Circus EP - we actually started recording this full-length album back in October 2017.
The EP songs were recorded a while ago back in London, England but only ever saw the light of day on CDs that we'd sell at shows (if you've still got one, send us a pic!).
The new 12-song album we've been working on started shortly after I moved to Canada from the UK. Some of the songs have directly come out from that journey, which started a few days after the Brexit vote and even included a long stay in Ohio during the 2016 US Presidential election!
Naturally, some of the songs deal with feelings of isolation and anger but there's also space for hope and celebration - I moved to Toronto in 2016 and met some wonderful people and made this album!
We spent a few days in the studio in Mississauga, Ontario and a few days in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Between that there have been many rehearsals, many shows, many re-writes and re-jigs and a whole lot of love and pain.
Thank you for being part of this journey. All the lovely messages we get and all the people at our shows and the people who support our music by listening to it and buying our merch, have all contributed to this and we're so thankful.
If all goes well, we should have our debut LP released summer/fall 2018. Soon we'll announce the title of the album and give you a preview of the artwork and then *hopefully* release the first single from the album.
Photos by Rhandy Adolphe
So we're heading to the studio for our final recording session!
We're hoping to get our first ever full length album out the door before autumn/fall 2018.
Our final recording session is happening in a converted church about three hours outside of Toronto. Some of the songs we're recording will be making use of the piano and the acoustics in the building, and we're excited to get started.
The building has beds making this our first ever experience sleeping on God's turf. But it also means we can record at any hour we get the inspiration.
Two engineers will be coming with us to help record and mix everything, and then we can send the whole album over for mastering.
So we've been using our bandcamp page for a while as a website but we have an album coming out later in 2018 so we decided to get something a little more slick with our own name on it: howlincircus.com. Tell your pals!
So... what else?
We now have a mailing list you can join direct from our website. Join now and you'll get a free instant download of a demo track, For You. It's one of the songs we've been recording in the studio for our upcoming debut album (hopefully to be released autumn 2018) so you can get a listen before it comes out.
We'll also try to provide more meaningful updates here as opposed to the usual Facebook posts and Instagram belfies.