This Aussie quartet make their home in England and have put out one of the most impressive debuts of the past year with their self-titled album. Led by the hauntingly melodic yowls of singer Juanita Stein, the band ties stripped elements of alt-country to harder-edged Jesus and Mary Chain effects. Howling Bells finished off 2006 touring with The Futureheads and Placebo, and are slated for some heavy UK touring in 2007. They won't be openers for long.
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