Shelter Songs

by Howard James Kenny

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Digital download includes high quality jpeg's of the artwork, HJK banner and the Good Fortune video.

    Immediate download of 7-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    1. My Wrongs 7:34
    2. Good Fortune 8:51
    3. This Old Ship 9:59
    4. Digits Point 3:13
    5. Insects 5:12
    6. If's 1:52
    7. Those Owls 5:36

      £6 GBP

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This package contains:

    - The physical CD, which comes with full re-arrangeable 'transparent artwork' and acetate window
    - Digital album download of 'Shelter Songs'
    - High quality jpeg's of the artwork
    - HJK banner
    - Good Fortune video
    - Insects video
    - The video from the live location recording of Three Days Left.

    Digital download of 7-track album comes in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    While stocks last.
    ships out within 3 days

      £10 GBP

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    This package contains:

    - Either a Gildan 'Leaf Lungs' tshirt (Mens in charcoal, black, forest green or navy blue, womens in black only) or a Gildan 'Owl' tshirt (in white or dusk blue, womens in white only)
    - Digital album download of 'Shelter Songs'
    - High quality jpeg's of the artwork
    - HJK banner
    - Good Fortune video
    - Insects video
    - The video from the live location recording of Three Days Left.

    Digital download of 7-track album comes in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    While stocks last.
    (NB. Charcoal tshirt inks match the forest green and black tshirts)
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 250  29 remaining

      £14 GBP

     

  • Tote Bag + Digital Album

    This package contains:

    - The physical CD, which comes with full re-arrangeable 'transparent artwork' and acetate window
    - Natural coloured tote bag with black 'Owl' design
    - Digital album download of 'Shelter Songs'
    - High quality jpeg's of the artwork
    - HJK banner
    - Good Fortune video
    - Insects video
    - The video from the live location recording of Three Days Left.

    Digital download of 7-track album comes in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    While stocks last.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Shelter Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 71  13 remaining

      £7 GBP

     

  • This package contains:

    - The physical CD, which comes with full re-arrangeable 'transparent artwork' and acetate window
    - Either a Gildan 'Leaf Lungs' tshirt (Mens in charcoal, black, forest green or navy blue, womens in black only) or a Gildan 'Owl' tshirt (in white or dusk blue, womens in white only)
    - Digital album download of 'Shelter Songs'
    - High quality jpeg's of the artwork
    - HJK banner
    - Good Fortune video
    - Insects video
    - The video from the live location recording of Three Days Left.

    Digital download of 7-track album comes in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    While stocks last.
    (NB. Charcoal tshirt inks match the forest green and black tshirts)
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 250  29 remaining

      £20 GBP

     

  • This package contains:

    - The physical CD, which comes with full re-arrangeable 'transparent artwork' and acetate window
    - Either a Gildan 'Leaf Lungs' tshirt (Mens in charcoal, black, forest green or navy blue, womens in black only) or a Gildan 'Owl' tshirt (in white or dusk blue, womens in white only)
    - Natural coloured tote bag with black 'Owl' design
    - Digital album download of 'Shelter Songs'
    - High quality jpeg's of the artwork
    - HJK banner
    - Good Fortune video
    - Insects video
    - The video from the live location recording of Three Days Left.

    Digital download of 7-track album comes in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    While stocks last.
    (NB. Charcoal tshirt inks match the forest green and black tshirts)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Shelter Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 71 

      £25 GBP

     

1.
07:34
2.
08:51
3.
4.
03:13
5.
05:12
6.
01:52
7.
05:36

about

The release of Howard James Kenny's début album ‘Shelter Songs’ marks the culmination of a unique two-year journey. Emerging from a rusty, leaking cattle barn in rural Worcestershire after months of experimentation, Howard presented his beautiful, fragmentary tunes to a rapturous audience in March 2009. Wowing early crowds with suites that build from the sweet hushed intimacy of classic folk-tinged Nick Drake to the climactic, spine tingling crescendo’s of Mogwai, Howard quickly earned himself the sobriquet; "a one man Sigur Ros". Later he earned further comparisons to the Icelandic post-rockers with turns at 2000 Trees and the Brainwash festivals.

Howard’s rare and bewitching combination of looped vocals, guitar and simple synth embraces the experimental spirit of Juana Molina and Battles’ immersive atmosphere while still retaining the tenderness of Stars Of The Lid.

‘Shelter Songs’ was recorded with producer Dave Draper at FFG in Gloucester during 2010, a year that saw Howard play with the likes of Fuck Buttons, Baths, Bob Brozman and Tommy Reilly and embark on a nationwide tour in support of Jonah Matranga (Far, New End Original).


"Using pedals and loops to accent crystal clear vocals, he lays out meticulously constructed, and frequently astonishing compositions." - Kerrang!

"It has an innocent charm that carries a sense of something we can all relate to and share common feelings with. Kenny captures a real folky earthiness whilst experimenting with an unusual synth-based, at times Deerhunter-esque, more ‘other worldly’ quality – a combination that makes his music all the more enchanting." - Live Music Scene

"This is a beautifully cohesive record, great to devour in one sitting and with very many stand out moments to recommend it; Howard James Kenny is a talent to be watched." - Room Thirteen

"One of the most interesting singers-songwriters to emerge in the last couple of years." - AAA Music

"It's a beautiful, moving and uplifting thing." - Beard Rock

credits

released April 11, 2011

Recorded, produced and mastered by Dave Draper at FFG Studios - www.track-in-the-box.co.uk

Album artwork and 'Leaf Lungs' tshirt design by Rich Clarke - www.richardtclarke.co.uk

'Owl' tshirt and tote bag design by Andy German - www.agerman.co.uk

Video by Alex Clough & Neil Collins - www.youtube.com/user/badcrowltd
www.badcrow.co.uk

All Photography by Joseph Singh - www.snaprockandpop.co.uk

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Howard James Kenny Worcester, UK

"Using pedals and loops to accent crystal clear vocals, he lays out meticulously constructed, and frequently astonishing compositions" - Kerrang!

""Welcome to your new dream, right here." - 5/5 Allgigs.co.uk

"One of the most interesting singer-songwriters to emerge in the last couple of years... extraordinary folk-pop." - AAAMusic.co.uk
... more

contact / help

Contact Howard James Kenny

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code