The Nightowls have released a new single, “Everybody’s Dancing to the Music”, featuring Ivan Neville. Listen HERE. “Our producer Chris Bell is good friends with Ivan, and when we heard that he was going to be in Austin for a gig we jumped at the chance to work with him,” frontman Ryan Harkrider explains. “All of us had gigs earlier that day, so everyone was showing up to the studio a bit sweaty and ragged, but as soon as we started playing through the track, magic happened.” This new single comes just three months after the release of the band’s latest album We Are The Nightowls, which was described as a record “bursting with funk, soul and poppy goodness” (Glide Magazine). In support, the band is touring all summer long, hitting cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and more. For more information, please visit: http://wearethenightowls.com.
The Nightowls first took Texas by storm in 2014 with the release their debut album, Good As Gold, which was hailed "suave, energetic, blue-eyed soul" by The Austin Chronicle and named one of the Top 10 albums of the year at the annual Austin Chronicle Music Awards. The Austin-based ten-piece followed up this debut with Fame Sessions, recorded at iconic Muscle Shoals studio, in 2015, and the Royal Sessions, recorded at the infamous Royal Studios in Memphis, TN, in 2016.
In February 2017, The Nightowls began recording their latest effort, We Are The Nightowls, at Fischer Studios in Hill Country Texas with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Bell, whose credits include The Eagles, U2, Erykah Badu and Peter Gabriel, among others. After 3-4 different recording sessions, the band ended up with 20+ songs that they would later listen back to and either discard, rewrite or reshape. By fall of 2017, the story of We Are The Nightowls began to solidify with the help of tracks like “Get Funked Up”, “#selfiequeen” and “Lift Me Up”. With a deadline set from Nine Mile Records in late February 2018, the band pushed on, and wrote and recorded what would become the last half of the album (“Don’t it Feel Weird”, “Laybackwittit”, “Can’t Wait to Knock It”) in about 2 months. We Are The Nightowls was later released on April 27th, 2018.
With these releases, the band garnered national attention from The Atlantic, Southern Living, Relix, Performer Magazine, Pollstar, Paste Magazine, Soul Tracks, Glide Magazine, PopMatters and more, and brought their "raucous" live show (Austin Monthly) across the US, hitting every corner of North America and playing dozens of festivals including Austin City Limits Festival, KGSR Unplugged at the Grove, Ouray Mountain Air Music Series, The Levitt Pavilion, Blues on the Green and the Double Decker Festival
8/03 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
8/08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Resident
8/09 – Beullton, CA – Standing Sun Winery
8/10 – Cloverdale, CA – Friday Night Lights
8/11 – San Francisco, CA – Milkbar
8/14 – Portland, OR – Secret Society
8/14 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
8/21 – Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
8/22 – Denver, CO – Syntax
8/24 – Paola, KS – Paola Roots Festival