Top Tracks: Julian Fulton – Howl

The old ways never really disappear, but sometimes they warp and change into new forms. The style-shifting new single from Julian Fulton contains bits and pieces of a range of genres, but at it’s centre beats a blues heart. ‘Howl’, taken from his upcoming EP Battered Receptions out 12th May, starts with a straightforward blues intro before taking you on a wild ride. Weaving its way from Jack White-esque vocals and a crisp indie guitar interlude, to wandering bass lines and mystical, atmospheric synths straight out of Rainbow’s Rising. Each surprising turn it takes builds the song up into something greater, and it grows even further with each new listen. Julian has seamlessly blended a range of styles into this intriguing little number, and his new EP promises to bring more of the same.