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IVW: The Howl & The Hum (Sam Griffiths Solo) // Charlotte Lynch
IVW: The Howl & The Hum (Sam Griffiths Solo) // Charlotte Lynch

Fri, 31 Jan


FortyFive Vinyl Café

IVW: The Howl & The Hum (Sam Griffiths Solo) // Charlotte Lynch

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31 Jan 2020, 19:30

FortyFive Vinyl Café, 29 Micklegate, York, UK



Friday 31st January

Rising York alternative stars 'The Howl & The Hum' have been climbing the ranks over their 3 year lifespan and we have the absolute honour of having frontman and songwriter Sam Griffiths performing an exclusive solo set for our first Live At FortyFive YouTube Session of the year!


In 2019, there are more ways than ever to get your name out there. Stars are born on Soundcloud, or via Instagram; musicians can cultivate a whole following without having ever played a note outside of their bedrooms. It's a new type of opportunity, but it's also one that lacks the romance and community of a youth spent cutting your teeth around like-minded souls. And, as The Howl & The Hum's chief singer and songwriter Sam Griffiths discovered over years embedded in York's artistic open mic scene, it's those experiences that really whip you into shape.

After moving to York, Griffiths was hanging out at open mic and poetry nights, a strange Yorkshire version of Greenwich Village in the 60s, and it was through these nights that Sam would go on to meet bassist Bradley Blackwell, drummer Jack Williams and guitarist Conor Hirons. With a magpie mentality they cut their teeth playing in and learning from local bands and busking, with a strong songwriting core and an inventive, progressive view on what place guitar music has in today’s culture.

Their inspirations ranging from Leonard Cohen and Phoebe Bridgers to Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, and have been likened to Massive Attack, Radiohead and Alt-J. 2020 will see the band embark on their debut EU headline tour of the Netherlands leading up to the release of their debut album in the middle of the year.

With support from Charlotte Lynch

Doors at 7:30pm

**Early Finish @ 9:20pm**

£6 ADV // £8 OTD via


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