Just Listen: The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact

The Howl and The Hum – Human Contact

Words: Sammy Sadler

I’ve made no secret of my love for The Howl and The Hum so naturally the news of their latest single has had me squealing with excitement like the little fangirl I am. 

Opening on a futuristic dull drone, Human Contact evolves into something a bit different to what we’re used to from the York quartet but I’m loving it. As someone who regularly plays Hall of Fame, Portrait I and Godmanchester Chinese Bridge on repeat excessively, I can comfortably say I’ve become quite familiar with the intricate details that The Howl and The Hum often showcase but Human Contact does throw a bit of a curveball. 

Sam Griffiths powerful vocals remain ever present yet there is an enhanced doom and gloom to this disco track that has been playfully hinted at in the band’s previous work. Experimental, dark and mysterious, Human Contact demonstrates exactly what I love about The Howl and The Hum whilst introducing that they can delve even deeper into eerie indie disco. 

If you haven’t yet caught this young band live, I urge you to by the end of this year! Luckily they’ve got some dates coming up and tickets are available here. See you down the front?


23 SEPT – King Tuts, Glasgow
24 SEPT –
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
25 SEPT –
The Bodega, Nottingham
27 SEPT –
The Deaf Institute, Manchester
28 SEPT – Workman’s Club, Dublin
29 SEPT – Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
1 OCT – The Joiners, Southampton
2 OCT –
Scala, London
13 NOV –
Jimmy’s Grill, Liverpool
14 NOV Workman’s Club, Dublin
17 NOV – The Adelphi, Hull
19 NOV – Exchange, Bristol

Listen to Human Contact below:




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