Insects (single version)

by Howard James Kenny

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The extended version of Insects is on the debut album Shelter Songs.

"Sometimes a song appears as if by magic, firmly stopping you in your tracks and caressing your weary ears with such subtlety that you wonder whether the whole episode was a dream, or a nightmare. Welcome to your new dream, right here." -

"Exotic sirens appear to be serenading the way forwards on this second single from Nick Drake-tinged folkster. It's all very understated as Mr Kenny yearns, plucks and croons to the sound of the sirens, yet there's also something subtly dramatic and 'I mean it man' to the song which lends itself well to being taken seriously. This feels like a magical, intense, coastal romance - beautiful." 4/5 Cindy Suzuki (Artrocker)


released March 7, 2011
Recorded, produced and mastered by Dave Draper at FFG Studios -
Art by Richard Clarke -

Press Enquiries: ILikePress -
Booking Agent: Northern Music Co. -



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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

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