In this day in age, with dwindling album sales, crumbling record labels, and the guitar slowly becoming an instrument of the past, a truly maverick band is hard to find. But out of the hills of Tennessee comes a story so charmingly unsuspecting that its only proper fate would be to end in a glory that parallels that of the similarly unsuspecting Liverpool boys who first picked up guitars over 50 years ago.
The Daily Howl formed in 2009 in the small town of Fairview, TN, just outside of Nashville. Consisting of brothers Matthew (guitar, vocals) and Aaron (drums, vocals) Cates, Blake Burton (guitar, vocals), and Jeremy Gonzales (bass), the band developed a relentless work ethic, splitting time between the clubs of Nashville and the college town of Johnson City. Often having to play several hours a night, The Daily Howl developed an enthralling stage show, cut from the bar band cloth that so many before them have come from. In May of 2012, Nashville resident and longtime friend Kodi Temes took over on bass.
With a hefty catalog that posses the rawness of garage rock, and the melodic sensibilities of Lennon and McCartney (and with the help of an ever-growing legion of fans), The Daily Howl are slowly but surely bringing rock ‘n’ roll back into the limelight, and like a true Nashville band, they plan to pound, strum, and scream until that job is finished.
“Melodic rock cloaks the tunes of the Daily Howl […] Fused with an infectious gift for melody, the Daily Howl makes sense of mixes of music.”
- Tom Netherland, Tricities.com (Sep 29, 2011)