Canadian heavy psychedelic act AAWKS has released the first single »The Figure« taken from their upcoming EP, »Luna«, set to release on December 8th, 2023 via Black Throne Productions.
01. The Figure
02. I Ran (A Flock Of Seagulls cover)
03. Julia Dream (Pink Floyd cover)
04. All Is Fine (Live from the Pøølhaüs Feb 2022)
Courtesy of C Squared Music:
Heavy psychedelic trio AAWKS is gearing up to release the new EP »Luna« on December 8th, 2023, via Black Throne Productions. This immersive offering features a new original song, two dynamic covers and a live version of »All Is Fine« from the Pøølhaüs back in early 2022.
Today the band has shared a fresh taste of the album with new single, »The Figure«.
The band elaborates on the single: “»The Figure« picks up where we left off with »Heavy On The Cosmic«. Still heavily inspired by themes of the otherworldly, allegorical, fantastical, psychedelic and occult imagery of our first album but this time with a bit of a darker, more surrealistic twist. »Heavy On The Cosmic« used a Technicolor palette throughout most of our songs where the second album will play more in the darker corners of the room, in the shadows, where the candles flicker. This time we’re focused a bit more on the flights of the amygdala than distortions of the pineal. We’ve still travelled through portals to far off lands but this time will be set more in the wee hours, alone in a forest, near a swamp. This time will be more going to battle with our demons than picking mushrooms in the grove…”
Photos by Tiffany Paradis
And, of the album, the band shares: “Luna – the goddess of the moon (Roman mythology)
Cultures have been obsessed with the mysterious, magnetic wonders of the moon since the dawn of time. We’ve also been fascinated by ‘the unexplained’ and tried to make meaning of the messages in dreams or weird lights in the night sky. This collection of songs entitled »Luna« each represent the aforementioned subjects in some way or another. We may not have the answers but we did our best to paint the feeling and thoughts one may have while walking down a path, alone in the woods at night or maybe waking up from an odd dream that left you questioning ‘what did that mean?’
A huge thanks to Black Throne Productions and Z Hollow Studios for all the hard work.
A special thanks goes out to our brother Dan Trickett who added some bass guitar to »I Ran« and some sweet harmonies to »Julia Dream« and »I Ran«.”
Introducing the EP, »The Figure« emerges with an eerie soundscape before diving into ludicrously heavy groove bass riffs. This fuzz-fueled track manifests an enticing sense of intrigue with a mysterious edge. Soaring vocal melodies and instrumental arrangements ebb and flow across alternating busy and minimalist plains. Their rendition of A Flock Of Seagulls’ »I Ran« is given a full AAWKS makeover with huge bass tones and airy atmospheres. AWWKS delivers a psych infused ambient interpretation of Pink Floyd’s »Julia Dream«. »All Is Fine« transports you to powerful and heavy experience that is AAWKS live.
Hailing from the mysterious foothills of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie Ontario Canada, AAWKS sludge through the heavy, psych, stoner, doom, fuzz universe in their beat up occult boogie van. Their music is as influenced by newer bands such as Mephistofeles, Monolord, Windhand and The Melvins as it is by classic rock bands like Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. They explore fantastical themes of the occult and spin tales of mind expansion and spaced out exploration of the multiverse. AAWKS released their debut full length album (((((Heavy On The Cosmic))))) in June of 2022 on Black Throne Productions which landed at #2 on the Doom Charts that month.
Kris Dzierzbicki – Guitar/Vocals
Roberto Paraíso – Guitar
Randylin Babic – Drums