By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor
Juanita Stein, the vocalist and guitarist for the Australian band, Howling Bells will be releasing her third solo recording in the US on October 23rd, 2020 through Handwritten Records. These songs are focused on a painful rite of passage, the death of her father, also a musician. So far she has released the videos for “Snapshot” and “L.O.T.F.” The first song is soft, baroque rock with ethereal, airy-type vocals. The second cut is more driving and hook filled rock and roll. Both are superb in terms of songwriting and production.
Her brother and band-mate in the Howling Bells, Joel Stein laid down the lead guitar tracks along with Evan Jenkins on drums and Jimi Wheelwright on bass and Ben Hillier producing. The album was recorded over a period of eight months at Agricultural Audio, not far from Juanita Stein’s home in Australia.