As previously reported at the very end of last year, Rowland S. Howard, the vastly influential guitarist from the Birthday Party, the Boys Next Door, and collaborator with the likes of Henry Rollins, Lydia Lunch, and many more, passed away at the age of 50 while waiting for a liver transplant amid his fight against cancer. Now, just three months later, what looks to be a wonderful documentary about the Howard’s troubled life, influence, and legacy is on the way.
Given Howard’s estimable discography, it comes as no surprise that a handful of very famous past collaborators have offered interviews for the film, Rowland S. Howard – Autoluminescent, including Rollins Lunch, Thurston Moore, Mick Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and of course, the man who described Howard as “Australia’s most unique, gifted and uncompromising guitarist,” Nick Cave.
Further details about screenings or a release date for Autoluminescent are unknown at this time, but we will post an update as soon as they’re available. In the meantime, you can’t miss the over 6-minute trailer below (via Pedestrian):