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Ben Howard

Ben Howard - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

British singer songwritter Ben Howard is back with his sophomore album, I Forget Where We Are.  The album follows up his 2011 debut, Every Kingdom which earned him two BRIT Awards and a Mercury Prize nomination. The new album features more electric guitars and has a darker tone to it, but it still features the thoughtful and introspective songwritting that we've come to love. When Ben stopped by Studio A with this band this past October, he played a couple of the new songs for us. Check them out here.

Take Five with Ben Howard

by Sarah Wardrop

Today we Take Five with Ben Howard, a UK songwriter who carries the voice and acoustic guitar combo in some unique directions. Before the U.S. release of his debut album, Every Kingdom, Team FUV caught up with Ben at SXSW last year, and later he brought his band to Studio A for a performance that was equal parts intense and beautiful. Watch Ben's live version of "The Wolves" and hear it when you pick up your copy of FUV Live 15 — just one of the ways we say "thank you" for supporting FUV and helping keep the musical discovery coming.

Ben Howard - Words and Music - 2012

by Alisa Ali

I used to favor singer-songwriters over other musicians. These days though, I've been listening to louder music: more bands, more electronic-based. But listening to Ben Howard and his album, Every Kingdom, reminded me of my roots. I love that experimental keyboard-based stuff, but man am I a sucker for a good guitarist. There is just something about watching and listening to a person fingerpick on an acoustic guitar—especially when paired with thoughtful lyrics. It's really the essence of music, isn't it? A guitar and a voice: that's all you need. I'm so glad we're doing video now with the Studio A sessions. Now you'll be able to see what we see.

WFUV at SXSW: Ben Howard Interview

by Laura Fedele

Young Brit singer-songwriter Ben Howard sat down with WFUV's Rita Houston at the Hotel San Jose in Austin, TX for a chat during SXSW 2012.

It's all brand new for Howard, it's his first time in Austin ("a pretty wild and wonderful place"), in Texas, in the U.S., even.