Howl Griff "The Hum"
‘The Hum’ is the debut English speaking album (following from their eponymous Welsh language debut two years ago) from Welsh/English/American four piece Howl Griff.
It would be a gross understatement to merely call the album eclectic; it sounds like it is inspired by putting “The Whistle Test Years”, “Now That’s What I call Eighties” and “The Best Britpop Album In The World … Ever!” on shuffle for a couple of hours. The words are just as diverse; a song about prison, a song about the economy, a song about obsession and a song about radiation poisoning are all happy bedfellows on this album. Even with such a wide range of musical styles crashing together most are linked with some truly gorgeous harmonies and underpinned by Hywel Griffs swaggering lead vocals. This is an album that does not slavishly follow a track listing; it is possible to put it on random and whatever order the songs come out the album sounds just as good.