Hard working band with a strong DIY ethic, The Growlers, stream their new track ‘Humdrum Blues’, taken from ‘Not. Psych!’ EP, released on 14th October on 12″ vinyl and digital download, via for FatCat.
‘Humdrum Blues’ is one of the boldest and most direct pop songs The Growlers have yet written, and also one of the most heartfelt.
The track’s lyrics detail the effect of that lifestyle on relationships, specifically one in which a girlfriend wants a “ring on her hand” rather than a vague commitment that isn’t “enough to keep her wondering what I do when I’m gone”.
Nielsen’s cracked croon suits the road-weary nature of the song as he sings “I never wanted money/ never wanted to chase these dragons/ not afraid of being lonely/ but if she leaves I don’t know what will happen”, a confessional that places the listener as a sympathetic drinking partner, a mood enhanced by the dive bar organ that permeates the track.
The Growlers are Brooks Nielsen (vocals), Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Montoya (drums), Anthony Perry (bass) & Kyle Straka (keys and guitar).
Upcoming UK & Europe Tour Dates
23rd October – Edinburgh, UK – Electric Circus
24th October – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
25th October – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
26th October – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
27th October – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
29th October – Bristol, UK – Thekla
30th October – London, UK – Scala
31st October – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
2nd November – Oxford, UK – Bullingdon
5th November – Barcelona, ES – Sidecar
6th November – Madrid, ES – TABOO
7th November – Porto, PT – Armazem do Cha
8th November – Guimares, PT – CAAA
9th November – Lasarte, ES – Zulo
12th November – Savona, IT – Raindogs
13th November – Roma, IT – Init
14th November – Legnano, IT – Cirolone
15th November – Athens, GR – An Club
16th November – Thessaloniki, GR – Eightball Club
18th November – Freiburg, GE – Rang Teng Teng
19th November – Munich, GE – Atomic Cafe
20th November – Frankfurt, GE – Zoom
21st November – Berlin, GE – White Trash
22nd November – Groningen, NL – Vera
23rd November – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
24th November – Utrecht, NL – EKKO