One of our favourite summer soundtracks, Paris is from the Howling Bells. Their atmospheric new album, HEARTSTRINGS was recorded at London’s Assault and Battery Studios with producers Catherine J Marks and Alan Moulder, the album is accompanied by a single, Your Love,
Heartstrings is Howling Bells’ fourth album, and the first they have recorded in their adopted hometown of London (the band’s debut, Howling Bells (2006), was demoed in Australia and recorded in Liverpool, while Radio Wars (2009) and 2011’s The Loudest Engine saw the band decamp to Los Angeles and Las Vegas respectively).
Taking a different approach to the making of their previous records, Howling Bells made the recording of Heartstrings an intense process, laying down a track a day for 11 days, resulting in a potent collection of Bohemian rock’n’roll songs. “Having a deadline means you’re forced to make crucial artistic decisions in a very short time. You don’t have the luxury of overthinking. I feel this process shaped the album. As a result, you become incredibly connected to the musical spirit of the band.” says frontwoman Juanita Stein. “We loved every second of it”.
The roots of front woman Juanita Stein and her guitarist brother Joel go beyond that – to the Czech state of Bohemia where their paternal ancestry, as well as a long line of artistry,