Secret Sounds is thrilled to announce that British musician and gripping performer Ben Howard will tour Australia throughout May 2024, bringing his powerful live show and storied catalogue to venues in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

One of the UK’s most enthralling songwriters and guitarists, Ben Howard released his triple platinum debut album, Every Kingdom back in 2011. As adept with an acoustic as he is with the electronics that have peppered and punctuated his recordings since that impressive debut, Howard now operates largely in a world and sound of his own making. 

Ben Howard released his fifth studio album Is It? in June 2023, marking a new chapter full of highly textured, experimental pop songs that identify another shift of sonics for this acclaimed and most unpredictable of British artists. Is It? followed 2021’s Collections From The Whiteout which debuted at #1 in the UK album chart (Ben’s second chart-topping record after 2014’s I Forget Where We Were). 

Is It? was recorded over 10 days in the Le Manoir de Léon studios, nestled between Bordeaux and Biarritz in the South of France. Produced by Bullion (Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya, Orlando Weeks), the ten-song record is a lush and sonically splintered album which captures Ben working through some intense moments resulting in one of his most upbeat and uplifting records in years – and we get to experience it live, along with songs from Ben’s entire celebrated catalogue.

Described by The Times as “spellbinding, transcendental even”, Ben Howard and his expansive band’s intense live show will captivate and mesmerise audiences as they light up stages across the country. Howard’s fierce desire to operate in and out of the shadows make both his music and live shows a rare but vital proposition. Don’t miss it when he comes to a city near you in May 2024.