Toronto, ON, Canada
Howlin’ Circus is the brainchild of London-born Iraqi, Jafar Sandouk. A rock’n’roll heartbeat for these divisive times, Howlin’ Circus brings quiet introspection to a pulsing, Eastern-inspired psychedelic sound.
Since moving to Toronto, Howlin’ Circus has been forging a new path forward for rock music, disavowing the machismo of the past, and embracing some much-needed vulnerability and honesty to deliver high-energy, soul-bearing, performances. They’ve received critical acclaim, toured Europe, performed on live TV and handed out hundreds of pre-rolled joints at a show just weeks after Canada legalized weed.
In March 2019, Howlin’ Circus released their debut full-length album, Run The Wrong Way, a soundtrack to the chaos, political turmoil and rise in white supremacy that inspired Sandouk’s Brexit from the UK to Canada. Run The Wrong Way is a pounding, heart-filled thrill-ride challenging the listener to go against the grain, to not go gently. Sandouk says of the album: “This cir