Kev Howell – Distance
Over the past two years, Glasgow singer-songwriter, Kev Howell has played alongside artists including John Power, Ben Ottewell and Bill Ryder-Jones and most recently Aziz Ibrahim.
In July 2017, the narcotically hazy track ‘Kamikaze’ was introduced, with its driving beat and psyche-blues influence, it was described as ‘bewitching and sublime’ by Indiepulse magazine. This song paved the way for the debut album ‘Haunting Ambition’, which has already gathered massive support worldwide since its arrival. The album offers 9 tracks, filled with poetic lyrics and infectious melodies laced around a unique blend of rock, throwing a nod of the head to the psychedelic undercurrent of the sixties. The second single to be taken from the album was live fan favourite ‘Snipers Blues’. Released as an EP, it featured a stripped solo acoustic version of the album’s opening track ‘Distance’.
Kev enlisted the help of additional members in 2018, to help tour the album on bigger stages and continues to do various acoustic shows also. The band have already shared a stage with Red Rum Club and were asked to join Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons on the final part of their UK tour along with Bang Bang Romeo after impressing the bands booking agent. Since then they have played their first handful of festival appearances and have already begun work on new material for release in 2019. After showing great potential with powerful and raw performances they are now very much on the radar and expect to be touring extensively next year.