Wide Awake But Still Asleep, which hits the street on Karisma Records today, 29th May, is the second full-length album from the Norwegians, whose 2016 debut album Crystals brought them to the attention of Prog fans world-wide, who were impressed not only by their studio output, but also by their live performances, and their skill at blending 60s and 70s psychedelia with progressive rock, sounding as impressive in the studio, as they do live on stage – as fans who have witnessed their shows in Norway and Europe are able to attest. And, with Wide Awake But Still Asleep, the lineup of Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on bass, and Jonas Særsten on keyboards, shows just how much the band has matured in terms of song writing and musicianship, without losing any of that SHAMAN ELEPHANT charm.

The band notes: "With this album we feel like we have found out who we want to be as a band. Whilst the first album was going in all directions, this album feels more focused and mature. “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is our attempt at making the melodies move like butterflies while the grooves sting like killer bees" the band says.

With yet another killer production from Iver Sandøy (drummer of Enslaved) at Solslottet Studio, with Wide Awake But Still Asleep Shaman Elephant has produced one hell of a follow up album.

Wide Awake But Still Asleep is out today and can be purchased from:
Bandcamp: https://shamanelephant.bandcamp.com
Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/shop/

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