The Awakening

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

The Awakening, the sophomore album by Brisbane 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.

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