Exposure is our scrapbook of our favourite new bands. Today's exposure features Philly poet-cum-guitarist Eric Howl.

  • Name: Eric Howl
  • Location: Philadelphia, USA
  • Genre: Indie-bhangra
  • For Fans of: Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot
  • Website: Official Website

Eric Howl layers luscious vocal harmonies over bhangra style beats in his track 'You Already Know The Way To Brahma's House'. Coiled hip-hop percussion slithers into earshot as Howl raps eloquently, showcasing his poetic nature and injecting a dazzling element of originality. The combination of east-meets-west musical styles echoes Vampire Weekend, helped by the faint similarity between Howl and Ezra Koenig's voices. Somehow, amidst the sonic melting pot of Indian folk, indie-pop and, according to the man himself, blues/doo-wop, it still sounds distinctly North-Eastern. It's packed with flavour and endlessly infectious.