The Growlers don't tend to take many things seriously.
In interviews and onstage, the Californian band are a blaze of energy and in-jokes. Yet there's also a furious work ethic here: despite their knockabout image, The Growlers are a band who take the art of being a band incredibly seriously.
Recent album 'Hung At Heart' was a fantastic display of surf-pop riffs and shimmering harmonies. All ragged around the edges, there was plenty of heart, of character which simply couldn't be faked.
Heading straight back into the studio, The Growlers have now completed work on a new EP. 'Not. Psych!' contains seven brand new tracks, with the West Coast misfits continuing to expand into new areas.
Sure, that tongue-in-cheek element is still there, but the material itself is capable of being direct, emotional. Out next Monday (October 28th) via Fat Cat, you can pre-order 'Not. Psych!' HERE and stream it in its entirety below:
The Growlers are set to play the following shows:
23 Edinburgh Electric Circus
24 Glasgow Broadcast
25 Nottingham Bodega
26 Manchester Deaf Institute
27 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
29 Bristol Thekla
30 London Scala
31 Brighton The Haunt
2 Oxford Bullingdon
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