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Psych Trio HOWLIN' JAWS Unleash Rock Magic with Second Album, “Half Asleep Half Awake”

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Apr 01, 2024By Reprobate Media

Paris, France - Howlin’ Jaws has once again set the rock scene ablaze with the release of their second album, “Half Asleep Half Awake”. Following the success of their debut album, “Strange Effect”, this latest offering from Djivan Abkarian (vocals and bass), Lucas Humbert (guitar), and Baptiste Leon (drums) promises to reignite the flames of rock music with its potent blend of luminous melodies and diabolical jams. The album garnered attention from esteemed publications such as Rock & Folk and Rolling Stone France who featured them on their covers.

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Drawing inspiration from rock legends like Cochran, Small Faces, Beatles, Kinks, and Slade, Howlin’ Jaws showcases their modern twist on a classic sound. Recorded at Liam Watson’s prestigious Toe Rag Studios in London, “Half Asleep Half Awake” embraces spontaneous creativity and psychedelic elements to deliver an immersive sonic experience.

With standout tracks like "Lost Songs" and "Mindreader", Howlin' Jaws invites listeners on a journey filled with dynamic ballads brimming with nostalgic emotions. The band’s experimentation shines through on tracks like "Mirror Mirror", featuring unique vibrato effects created through sitar-like guitars and vocals run through Leslie speakers.

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“Half Asleep Half Awake” represents a significant evolution in Howlin’ Jaws' sound—a coming-of-age moment for the trio. With themes exploring dreams, clairvoyance, and mysticism reminiscent of iconic works like “Sgt. Pepper”, this album offers listeners an enchanting musical voyage that solidifies Howlin' Jaws as trailblazers of modern psych-rock.

"Half Asleep Half Awake" is now available everywhere via Bellevue Music.

Recent Press:

"A sonic triumph" - Pure M Zine

" Cosmic-Boogie Heaven" - Shindig! Magazine

Sitars add a mystical edge to several tracks, while “Through My Hands” recalls Revolver-era Beatles. - OffShelf.Net

"A killer fuzzed out splash of psych in all its goodness." - Colorising

"Howlin’ Jaws, a very “British” rock trio of “Frenchies” - Télérama Sortir

“Howlin' Jaws share a childhood love of rock born in the 50s and the 60s, with a fondness for rockabilly and British rock.” - Exit Mag

“Howlin' Jaws captivates again by keeping their 60's vein alive. Beyond success! ” - Rolling Stone France

"Howlin Jaws: Our pick to watch for in 2024." - Rock & Folk

"Howlin' Jaws music isn’t just influenced by the music of the past, they play authentic 1960s pop rock, and it competes with any of the best bands of the era. "- Jersey Beat