Setting Sun is the staggering new single from Howling Bells, due for release on 18th of September. It's the third track to be taken from their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album. With its twilight atmosphere and skyscraper-sized chorus, "Setting Sun" can lay claim to being one of the tracks of the year.
Always generous to their rapidly-growing fanbase, "Setting Sun" comes in two formats with a number of bonus tracks, as well as a glorious remix of by uber-cool electro/shoe-gazer Ulrich Schnauss (available exclusively via iTunes the week of release). Of the new recordings, there's a new track entitled "Today" as well as a disturbing cover of the Dolly Parton song "False Eyelashes", plus an acoustic version of "Low Happening" taken from their first BBC live recording
Howling Bells are on tour in October.
Tues 10 October - LONDON - ULU
Weds 11 October - BRISTOL - Fleece
Thurs 12 October - SHEFFIELD - University
Sat 14 October - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms
Sun 15 October - GLASGOW - King Tuts
Mon 16 October - BIRMINGHAM - Barfly
Tues 17 October - CAMBRIDGE - Soul Tree
Weds 18 October - LEEDS - Cockpit
Fri 20 October - MIDDLESBOROUGH - Cornerhouse
Sat 21 October - MANCHESTER - Academy
Sun 22 October - OXFORD - Zodiac
Mon 23 October - BRIGHTON - Pressure Point
Tues 24 October - SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
Thurs 26 October - LIVERPOOL - Barfly
Fri 27 October - CARDIFF - Barfly
Sat 28 October - BATH - Moles
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.