The five members of the band YOWL
Credit: Simon Milner

NEWS: YOWL announce debut album Milksick, release new single ‘Idiot Daughters, Idiot Sons’ and confirm tour dates

YOWL have announced their debut album Milksick which is set to be released on 14 September via Clue Records/EMI North. The South Londoners provide a preview with new single ‘Idiot Daughters, Idiot Sons’. Vocalist Gabriel Byrde expands on the new track:
This one’s about those introspective times you spend lying awake at night sometimes, head buzzing with wasted time, missed opportunities and the chastising carousel of humiliating moments that nobody except you probably noticed or remembered. It’s self-flagellation via upbeat falsettos, a cheery groove dedicated to times when personal resentment turns into a maddening cycle of internal finger-wagging.” 

With regards to the album Milksick it builds on YOWL’s 2019 EP Atrophy. Intriguingly the band liken Milksick‘s creation in Leeds’ Nave Studios as something they:
“ended up chipping away at, like a slab of ugly rock that became a handsome statue.” 
The album was produced by Alex Greaves, who has worked with, amongst others, BDRMMWorking Mens Club and LUMER

Encapsulating the spirit of the record, the band say:
Milksick is a collection of outlandish cautionary tales, uneasy odes to imaginary characters and late night pedal-fuckery, all tied together by a thread of eco-anxiety and that mildly bitter, self-effacing outlook that has earned us our similarly disgruntled following.

YOWL Tour Dates

October 9th | Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
10th | Polar Bear, Hull
11th | Heartbreakers, Southampton
12th | Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
13th | Hope & Ruin, Brighton
14th | Supersonic, Paris, France
17th | La Revelin, Toulouse France
19th | Left Of The Dial, Rotterdam, Netherlands
20th | Left Of The Dial, Rotterdam, Netherlands
21st | Moth Club, London
27th | Crofters Rights, Bristol
28th | Bodega, Nottingham

For more information on YOWL please check their instagram and twitter.

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