A NEW ALBUM TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO: THE AWAKENING BY PHIL BARLOW AND THE WOLF / by Kylie Cobb

SEEKING REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS

For release on May 15, 2015

The Awakening, the sophomore album by Brisbane/ Gold Coast band Phil Barlow and The Wolf, is a musical feast of the gritty, growling notes and tones, hooky rock riffs and flavors of funk/reggae that have fans literally howling for more at live shows. This ten-track follow up from the band's 2012 debut album, Phoenix Rising, is a natural progression, lyrically and musically. Phil Barlow's songwriting remains fearless and unashamedly reflects his personal experiences, exploring themes of ego, love, desire, self-belief and emotional freedom. Musically, the album captures a stronger, fuller, groove-inducing sound.

A quickly captivated audience were treated to a run of robust tracks that forced our limbs to move and created an overwhelming urge to “yewp yewp yeeeoowl!!” at the end of every song. If he is the ‘big bad wolf’ then I have no doubt there were a few wannabe Red Riding Hoods in the audience who wouldn’t kick him out of bed for having big ears and sharp teeth.
— Jasmine Gailer, MouthZoff Magazine

Phil emerged as a solo acoustic musician in 2011 with the release of his EP, Shades of Grey. He quickly discovered his place in the music world - on stage with the power of a band behind him. Enter Phil Barlow and The Wolf - a four piece band, sometimes five, are excited to release their sophomore album, The Awakening. The guys have enjoyed growing support from fans, media, events and venues, with regular shows, reviews and interviews in the region - including being invited to perform for the third year in a row at Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest due to popular demand!

In anticipation of The Awakening's May and June release dates, Phil Barlow and The Wolf are inviting the media to listen and review the album ahead of its official release, as well as seeking interviews.


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CONTACTS

Bookings  |  philbarlowmusic@gmail.com

Publicity  |  Kitty Kitty Bang Bang  |  Kylie Cobb  |  powerup@kittykittybangbang.com.au |  M +61 402434523

Source: www.philbarlowandthewolf.com