“This is a collection that’s all about reflection and renewal, with Howley willing to reveal his personal vulnerabilities through a swathe of finely honed, often delicate songs…Such low-key confidence is a thing of rare beauty in this newly cacophonous world. Howley’s introspective mood speaks of an authentic exploration of self, and his solo debut points to a richly creative period that he has embraced to the full.” The Irish Times review of David Howley’s solo album For Venus.
David Howley, an indie folk artist from Ireland, takes us to places we have not yet discovered. With soulful vocals, evocative storytelling, and enchanting melodies, he creates an otherworldly, time-bending magic. Inspired by ancient legends and raw emotions, Howley has the traditional chops but is a modern poet.
Having performed alongside esteemed artists such as The Chieftains, Eileen Ivers, Carlos Nunez, Billy Strings, Bela Fleck, Altan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Woven Kin, Ajeet, and Mumford & Sons, his songs resonate with a wide range of audiences. Enter his unique musical imagination through indie folk's depths, where the dreamworld and daily life meet.
Founding member of Billboard No.1 band We Banjo 3.
Listen to "for Venus" here
"Such low-key confidence is a thing of rare beauty in this newly cacophonous world. Howley’s introspective mood speaks of an authentic exploration of self..."
- Siobhán Long
"Heady and brooding, clammily feverish at times, For Venus is an album to listen to in the shadows when you can hear the slow beat of your heart and need to know you’re not alone."
- Mike Davies
Shutter Up & Listen
"David Howley’s vocal quality is deep, warm, and steady. His voice is precisely needed to hold the weight of the lyrics. Howley’s voice is reminiscent of Hozier, but more chilling."
- Caroline Woodson