London-based surf rock/alt/psych band The Howlers have unleashed the video for their newest single “Further Down The Line“.
The song serves as the title track of their brand new EP ‘Further Down The Line‘, out now via Blood Records. Get your copy it here.
Inspired by hip-shaking genres like soul and Motown, the EP is a melting pot of warm and nostalgic sounds blended with fiery and fresh tones, and it was ultimately vocalist Adam Young’s foray into the back catalogue of tambourine player Norman Whitfield, most notable for his driving percussion on tracks with Edwin Starr, which led to the creation of the new material.
Produced by Chris Ostler and Tommy Taylor from Black Honey and mastered by Felix Davis (Lana Del Rey, Easy Life, Public Access TV) at Metropolis Studios, this collection of four tracks, evidence a leap in maturity sonically while still staying true to the trademark Howlers musicality.
Speaking about the song, Adam said:
“‘Further Down The Line’ was really a turning point in our songwriting, the song means a lot to us. I brought it into a session with Chris from Black Honey and laid down the demo in a day. It’s about that time in all of our lives when we start to realise that the grass isn’t always green, the coming of age period where you’re forming your identity at the same time as taking on the responsibilities of growing up.”
“I wasn’t happy and it showed. If it wasn’t for the boss I had at the time who pulled me aside one shift and said ‘Look you’re meant for more than this,’ I would probably still be in that cycle. Just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible, [and] I’m eternally grateful he packed me off to a careers advisor that day on my lunch break and kicked my arse into gear to change my life. He made me go to night school, adjusting my shifts so I could get there on time and that eventually lead to uni, the first of my family to do that.”