Howie Payne
Howie Payne has announced details of his long-awaited new album Mountain, to be released on October 27th on Full Stack Records. The new album contains the recent Radio X playlisted single The Brightest Star plus new track High Times, which is available as an instant grat with album pre-orders. High Times is such a captivating alt/rock with the perfect amount of folk and infectious melodies. Stream it below!

Mountain was recorded at London’s State of The Ark Studios during the last week of July 2017 before being mixed and mastered in Los Angeles. Speaking about the album Howie said,
I think 'Mountain' is my best record so far. It’s got a mellow vibe but the songs are rooted in real life which gives it some weight and a bit of edge’. We recorded it in just four days, and pretty much live, during one of the hottest weeks of the year, and you can hear it in the sound, like the voltage is heavier, and the air is thicker in the silence between the instruments. Most of the tracks were recorded in just a few takes - we'd never played them together before but the band were just really on it. We'd run through a song once or twice, get the sounds up and then play it until we got a version that sparked. I did 'Bright Light Ballads' the same way and I really dug how after you do a take you can listen to the song right then, with the singing and everything. I've made records where I've built it up from a zillion parts, and it's cool, but I went at this one live because there's something different about the feel you get into the songs when everyone’s playing and singing at the same time, you know.

In October Howie will embark on a headline UK tour. The set will feature songs by The Stands, songs from Bright Light Ballads, plus Howie will premiere the new songs from Mountain. The ten-date tour starts at Liverpool Buyers Club on October 12th and culminates with a show at The Borderline in London on October 28th.


       1.       Quick as the Moon
       2.       All of These Things
       3.       Some Believer Sweet Dreamer
       4.       The Brightest Star
       5.       Holding On
       6.       After Tonight
       7.       Thoughts on Thoughts
       8.       Hold Steady the Wire
       9.       High Times
       10.       Evangeline (Los Angeles)

All Songs written by Howie Payne
Produced by Howie Payne & Dom Monks
Mixed and Mastered by John Paterno
Formats: Vinyl LP, CD, Digital


Thurs 12th               Liverpool - Buyers Club
Fri 13th               Leeds - Belgrave Music Hall
Sat 14th               Glasgow - Hug & Pint
Mon 16th                Newcastle - Think Tank
Fri 20th                Birmingham - Actress & Bishop
Sat 21st                Nottingham - Bodega
Sun 22nd               Leicester The Cookie
Mon 23rd               Oxford - The Bullingdon
Wed 25th               Southampton - The Joiners
Sat 28th               London - The Borderline