Search Results for "Freya Wilcox & the Howl"

Freya Wilcox & The Howl share “Leaving” off of debut album

Brooklyn punk trio Freya Wilcox & The Howl are streaming their latest single “Leaving,” off of their upcoming debut Tooth & Nail. Clocking in at about 6 minutes, the song is a pretty raw look at Wilcox’s struggles with love and relationships and that certainly comes through in the recording. It’s not very punk, but it’s pretty friggin’ rock n’ roll and I guess that’s really the point.

Best get a baseball glove, because you’re going to catch all the feelings with this one. Check out “Leaving” below.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl stream first single from upcoming debut album

Gravelly folk-punk trio Freya Wilcox & the Howl are streaming “Nothing” off their upcoming debut album, “Tooth & Nail.” The song deals with the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with the realities of becoming an adult. In Freya’s words,

“‘Nothing’ is about the fact that we walk into adult life completely unprepared for its real challenges and I guess the bitterness that I feel knowing someone might have offered some kind of warning; though ultimately knowing no-one is really qualified to offer such.”

Ugh, sounds about right. I need a hug and a beer. But definitely don’t let that stop you from checking out the catchy song below.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl stream cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”

Freya Wilcox & The Howl are streaming their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 hit song “Rhiannon.”  The track comes off the band’s upcoming split EP with Oh My Snare! , and you can give it a listen here.

The Oh My Snare! / Freya Wilcox & the Howl split  will be released through For the Love of Punk Records. You can order it here.

Both bands are currently touring together around the west-coast US tour. You can check out the full list of dates here.

Oh My Snare! stream new track “Quantum Entanglement” off upcoming split with Freya Wilcox & The Howl

Montreal punk rockers Oh My Snare! are streaming a brand new track called “Quantum Entanglement.” This song is hot off of their upcoming split with Brooklyn’s Freya Wilcox & The Howl. The split is appropriately titled, Split, and will see two gritty songs from both bands. It is currently up for pre-order, however, you can listen to the new song below and pre-order it here.

Both bands will embark on a west-coast US tour starting on August 16th and ending on September 2nd. Check out the full list of dates below.

Oh My Snare! released Høyeste Gang in February 2015 via Say-10 Records. Freya Wilcox & the Howl self-released Bareknuckle Love in May 2015.

Oh My Snare! and Freya Wilcox & the Howl announce US tour

Montreal’s Oh My Snare! and Brooklyn’s Freya Wilcox & the Howl will be hitting the road together on a tour of the US, mostly leaning toward the West Coast. On select dates, the bands will be joined by Stat Dad. You can find the dates and locations below.

Oh My Snare! released Høyeste Gang in February 2015 via Say-10 Records. Freya Wilcox & the Howl self-released Bareknuckle Love in May 2015.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl and Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine announce US tour

Brooklyn acts Freya Wilcox & the Howl and Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine have announced a that they will be heading out together on the “Keep Sinking Tour,” around the United States this month. You can find the dates and locations below. You can find additional information on individual shows here.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl released their latest EP, Bareknuckle Love, in May 2015. Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine released Tiny Refuge in October 2015.

Best Friends Artist Collective announce inaugural festival

The Best Friends Artist Collective (aka BFAC), a Brooklyn-based group of artists and musicians, will be throwing their first ever summer showcase, dubbed B-FEST, tomorrow, Saturday July 18, 2015. The all-day event will be located at the Bushwick Public House in Brooklyn, NY, and feature acoustic and electric performances by acts and members of Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine, Sketchy, High Falls, and Freya Wilcox & The Howl (and more!). Additionally, the showcase will highlight local poets and artists selling their work. The best part? The entire festival is donation based! You can find out more information here.

If that wasn’t enough, the collective has also made their second compilation, aptly titled Comp 2.0, available to stream or as a name-your-price download. You can stream the compilation below

EP Review: Freya Wilcox and the Howl – “Bareknuckle Love”

After falling in love with an American who was visiting in Sydney, Aussie blues singer Freya Wilcox decided that it was time to leave Brisbane, Queensland and venture halfway around the world to New York City to pursue her heart as well as her dreams. It wasn’t long after arriving that she found a place on various small stages around the five boroughs, a far cry from the dirty stoops where she performed for roughneck Australian miners. It was on one of those stages at The Ding Dong Lounge in Manhattan that friends Craig Shay and CJ Dunaieff from Long Island  first saw, and more importantly first heard, Freya. They instantly knew that she had a unique sound that lends itself to punk and approached her after the set. From that chance encounter, Freya Wilcox and the Howl was born.

Fate has a funny way of intervening just when it’s needed. Female fronted bands are on the uptick and most of them are in a similar vein. Not that it’s bad, but it’s always refreshing when something slightly askew comes along. The band’s debut EP, Bareknuckle Love, melds blues, country and punk all together in equal parts. It really is genius how they have kept the balance in line, so much so that the end product is something totally different and miles away from the genres it takes from.  The album has the raw, unproduced sound that you don’t normally hear from  traditional studio recordings. You can hear it in the drums throughout, but it’s most apparent in opening track “Bury Me”. The fact that it’s a three piece is perfect too. It leaves Freya’s surly, aggressive vocals nowhere to hide. Her sound has been likened to fellow Aussie Brody Dalle. I can hear it in spots, but overall it’s much softer. I wouldn’t say it’s delicate, but definitely not as savage as Dalle.  More like a grittier Janis Joplin. It’s not just her voice that stands out either, she’s been playing guitar ever since her mom finally caved and bought her one after years of begging every time they drove past the local music store as a toddler. The guitar riffs have an unmistakable country twang that weaves effortlessly between the rock and blues. The distinct sound is showcased in “Easier To Lie” which sounds like it could’ve competed with Johnny Cash for the top of the country charts in the 1960’s.

The overall tone of the album is fast, raw and unpolished. The one exception is “Dirty Song” which is definitely the song with the most blues influence. Sullen, hollow and winding. Slowly building up to a crashing chorus. I think they probably describe themselves perfectly through what they list as their influences: “Filthy blues, vintage punk and fever dreams.”  I don’t know that I can say it any better. It’s exactly what your brain is subconsciously categorizing it as in head from. It takes you a second for it to set in because you don’t have a point of reference, but eventually you wrap your head around it. That aspect is exactly what is going to take these guys farther than just the damp, dive bars in NYC and sure as hell farther than a dusty stoop in Queensland.

3.5 / 5

Freya Wilcox & the Howl release music video for “Bury Me”

Brooklyn-based blues/punk band Freya Wilcox & the Howl have released a music video for their new single “Bury Me” which you can check out here.

“Bury Me” comes off of the band’s upcoming EP, Bareknuckle Love, which will be officially released on May 23, 2015. 

Freya Wilcox and the Howl stream “Bareknuckle Love” EP

Brooklyn-based blues/punk band Freya Wilcox & the Howl are streaming their debut EP entitled “Bareknuckle Love”. The EP has five songs, four of which were originally on Wilcox’s solo acoustic EP, “Dirt Music”. You can give the EP a listen below.

The band is wrapping up their tour with Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine including an appearance at Pouzza Fest, but if you missed it, you can catch them next weekend in Brooklyn, New York with InCircles, Mumblr, Manic Pixi, and Tall White Asian Girl.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl announce debut EP

Brooklyn blues/punk act Freya Wilcox and the Howl have announced Bareknuckle Love, their debut EP. The EP will feature five songs, four of which originally appeared on Wilcox’s solo acoustic EP, Dirt Music.

Bareknuckle Love will be released on May 23, 2015. You can order your copy here. You can also catch Freya Wilcox & the Howl on tour with Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine as both bands make their way up to Pouzza Fest.

Freya Wilcox & the Howl and Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine announce US tour

Brooklyn’s blues/punk act Freya Wilcox and the Howl and ska-punk act Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine have announced a two week tour, titled “The Screamy Feelings Tour,” around the United States Midwest before both acts head north to play Pouzza Fest. You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Eli Whitney & the Sound Machine released their sophomore album, Reasons to Leave, on August 1, 2014, and you can stream or download it on Bandcamp. Freya Wilcox & the Howl are working on their debut album, although you can check out some solo recordings via Wilcox’s Bandcamp page.

Freya Wilcox (acoustic-folk-punk) streams debut EP “Dirt Music”

Freya Wilcox, an Australian folk punk artist based out of Brooklyn, has released her first EP, “Dirt Music” and you can stream it below.  Good for a mellow Saturday afternoon.