New album 'My Idol Family' incoming...
Charles Howl

Charles Howl knows his influences, but he doesn't feel constrained by them.

Sure, there are reference points in his work - what artist doesn't? - but the way he inverts them, plays with them, affords him the space to redefine himself.

New album 'My Idol Family' is out now, with lead track 'Meet Lou's Needs' now receiving the video treatment.

The title is a delicious pun, with those Velvet Underground fixated guitars battling lyrics that sarcastically deal with Lou Reed's legacy of earnest young men in leather jackets.

Charles Howl explains: “I love Lou Reed but I don’t want to see shit imitations of him every time I go see a show or after party.”

Tune in now.

'My Idol Family' is out now.

Photo Credit: Bex Day

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine


Follow Clash: