World of Joy
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Yet, there’s something of a double-take taking place. World of Joy is actually really good. It’s not going to change your life, but it’ll certainly readjust some of your dreary days. Also, the escapism of this record is perfect for washing back weak larger or American whisky at some godforsaken transit bar. Whether it’s off road or by the train tracks, Howler have produced a nice soundtrack for the dreamy eyed traveller within us all.
The other side of World of Joy, it seems, is that this is music produced by slackers for geeky wasters. There are crunchy guitars with swing styled tempos, along with catchy sloppy hooks reminiscent of blues based rock from the 70s. This makes World Of Joy a rather slap-happy-dash album of alternative indie rock, which will get mixed up and lost in what's considered to be cool, despite lead man Jordan Gatesmith making the NME cool list in 2011. Does that even mean anything? It's hard to consider Howler cool; they’re more the band for nerds trying to be cool, which makes the nerds cool, unless they admit they're cool, right? The impression given is that this band aren't very serious about what they've achieved. The catch-22 is that you can’t help but take it seriously once you’ve past that initial reaction.
Being at the top of NME’s Best New Bands list can be a blessing (and a curse). You tend to get a myriad of attention and, especially in the blog world, with negative criticism. Howler have got their surfer edge sound going strong, and the fact that it truly sounds like they don’t care, makes this album a very respectable release. It becomes approachable, fun and Gatesmiths’ vocals do capture something of the human condition - with previous reviews all stating that his stage presence is something to behold, you can understand why popularity has come their way. This may be the edge that lacks on their albums; that enigmatic visual quality that comes from seeing rock bands live. Rough Trade have signed them anyway.
So what can truly be said about World Of Joy? It’s simply good - really good - but it's not going to make many indie fans top ten albums of 2014. The difference is that some of those fans favourite albums will be forgotten by 2015, but World Of Joy will still be there on the shelf lacking dust because its still there, waiting. Waiting for Jack Daniel days, cheeky smiles, and that feeling of bring cool in your own way and not caring who thinks otherwise.
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No change in direction still sounding like the Strokes meets Jesus And Mary Chain whilst adding a slight poppy feel to this album.
Highlights include the single Don't Wanna and the standout track Indictment, If you enjoyed or loved their 1st and you are going to enjoy this. Not as great as the 1st album, but still good enough. But at 11 tracks and only 27 mins long you are left wanting more though hopefully their 3rd album won't be too far off.
More airplay, press and TV would have helped as the album failed to chart in the top 100, so buy with confidence and spread the word that Howler are back!
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