Rowland S. Howard is a legend of Australian rock, a musician whose distinctive style and sound has resonated across the underground rock landscape for three decades.
His bands have included the Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls, Crime And The City Solution, Honeymoon In Red and his collaborations have involved such dissidents as Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, Nick Cave and the late Nikki Sudden.
In January this year Rowland made a rare appearance at the All Tomorrows Parties Festival in Australia to the delight of his loyal local following. It was at these shows that he presented the stunning songs from his forthcoming album Pop Crimes in a set that encompassed everything from the underground rock hit ‘Shivers’ which he penned in the late seventies through to material from his acclaimed 1999 album Teenage Snuff Film.
The long awaited and eagerly anticipated Pop Crimes album will be released through the Liberation Music label on Friday October 16th, 2009.
Rowland S. Howard will be playing two special performances to celebrate the release of the Pop Crimes album. He will be accompanied by Mick Harvey and JP Shilo.
Thursday October 22nd The Oxford Arts Factory – Darlinghurst, NSW
Special guests: DZ
Tickets: 1300GETTIX (438 849) or http://www.moshtix.com.au
Thursday October 29th Prince Bandroom – St Kilda, VIC
Special guests: Kesband & The Dacios
Tickets through Ticketek Ph: 132 849 or the venue box office phone 03 9536 1168 or from the public bar or on line http://www.princebandroom.com.au Tickets also available over the counter at Polyester Records – City & Fitzroy, Missing Link & Greville Records music stores.
Rowland S. Howard will also be performing at Sydney’s annual ‘Homebake Festival’ on Saturday December 5th.
For further artist information, please visit www.myspace.com/rowlandshoward