Almost Awake

Almost Awake

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative





Almost Awake are an incredibly impressive new band – their sound is so well polished and musically on point that it feels as if they must have been playing together for a hell of a long time. Cloudwalker is a great introduction to their approach to creativity; an emotionally driven, multi-layered punk-pop track that brings with it a welcomed touch of nostalgia, as well as something decidedly fresh for music fans to embrace.

From a songwriting perspective, the lyrics arrive with genuine depth here, and the accompanying video works hard to feed further into that aura. The performances throughout do well in underlining the passion inherent in the song’s sentiment, particularly the leading voice – this is the touch of instant humanity that most listeners are initially drawn in by. In this case, it’s a naturally beautiful voice, powerful in a relevant way but not trying too hard and not resulting in something overly shouty or unhinged. It all just feels very real, which is rare in punk-pop or pop-rock these days.

Musically, the song’s set-up allows it to hit hard. The introduction is stunning, a simple guitar riff – well played, impressive early on, but simple and memorable regardless – and a thick drum-line loaded with anticipation. As the song progresses, everything seems perfectly in keeping with the gradual evolution. The verses lay out a delicate ambiance, within which the verses can really thrive. Then as the build-up to the hook starts to take shape, the intensity rises brilliantly, and those bigger moments surround you with almighty escapism. As stated, the vocal performance seems gorgeously natural, making this feel like an authentic and simultaneously exciting release that will hopefully pave the way for a lot more songs in the near future – not to mention numerous live shows. - Stereo Stickman


Formed in mid-2014, the Las Vegas, NV-based 5-piece alt-rock outfit known as, Almost Awake, may be young in age, but they are certainly not young in talent—as evidenced by the rapid-onset of success they’ve experienced in such a short tenure together. Some of this includes being chosen to represent the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, as well as being selected for radio play by A.V.A. Live Radio, KGUP FM Emerge Radio, Extreme Radio X107.5, Women of Substance radio, and many others.

Ranging from just 18-20 years old, the band consists of Vick Liano (vocals, guitar), Grady Jones (guitar), Gabe Conover (drums), Addison Egelhoff (guitar), and Tommy Cochran (bass).

With influences the likes of Nirvana, Joe Satriani, Blink 182, From Indian Lakes, Phantogram, and many others, this ambitions young fivesome has previously recorded 2016’s Until Tomorrow, as well as 2017’s The Catacombs, all in preparation for their latest effort, the single, Cloudwalker.

“It’s a different kind of mindset
Different kind of monster
Different kind of survival…”
—Almost Awake, Cloudwalker

I especially dig how the track opens to soft, ambient guitar notes set to rolling drums, which then give way to an utter explosion of metal-guitars and other spacey synth tones.

Liano’s vocals are strong and easily hold the intensity of her chosen genre in this testament to the fundamental confusions associated with modern-day young adulthood. Fans of pop-metal will love the track.

Evanescence meets Linkin Park…

BELOW: Watch & listen to Almost Awake’s single, Cloudwalker, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Almost Awake by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music! - The Ark of Music

"Single Review-Cloudwalker"

The Las Vegas-based band Almost Awake may be following in some rather famous footsteps as they create their Alternative Rock music, but it’s because of the influences from bands that came before them that the group’s music is so strong. The band’s members of Vick- Vocals, Guitar; Grady Jones- Lead Guitar; Gabe Conover- Drums; Addison Egelhoff- Rhythm Guitar and Tommy Cochran- Bass combine influences from bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars and others to create their Alternative Rock music that has a strong Pop feel to it. Having already released one 15-song album entitled Until Tomorrow, the band is currently adding to their collection of music. Currently, the band is promoting their newest single called “Cloudwalker”. As the track begins, the listener can hear the Alternative/Pop combination that occurs in the band’s style. The track’s sound brings to several bands like Paramore, but mostly the track seems to contain a lot of influence from the group Evanescence. The track takes that combination and creates a sound that is easily radio-friendly. The lead guitar from Grady Jones starts the song off with a melody that contains a rather strong beauty to it. Soon, the rest of the band joins in and that beauty gets a boost of energy that draws from the band’s Alternative roots. The vocals from Vick contain the same type of beauty/strength as the rest of the song so that the vocals give the song as much energy as the rest of the band. The fact that the band is still rather young seems to not matter at all as their come across as being on par or better than anything from bands with much more experience under their belts. But with that youth comes the possibility that Almost Awake will have a bright future ahead of them. And speaking of bright future that future is almost ensured as the band has just been signed to Tommy Boy Records. So keep an eye out for this talented band of Almost Awake and enjoy their newest single of “Cloudwalker”.

For more information, check out the band’s PR firm, Whiplash PR.

Check out the video to the band’s track here: - Matheson's Entertainment Blog

"Track of the day"

“Bearing in mind the band’s developments and accomplishments thus far, they certainly have a bright future ahead and are very likely do follow a path paved by names such as Tonight Alive, We Are The In Crowd or Paramore.” - - Strife Magazine (Mar 25, 2016)

"Almost Awake"

“There’s a bright future ahead of them, and I can’t wait to see how they grow. Give them a try. Almost Awake should be the first addition to your next playlist.”
- Taylor Davis, Creative Control (Jan 04, 2016) - - Taylor Davis, Creative Control (Jan 04, 2016)

"Almost Awake band is waking up!"

“..."it takes some special chemistry for a group of relatively young musicians to CREATE new original music that has that something special. I believe that Almost Awake has that something special"” - Joe Joe Keys

"Almost Awake"

“ALMOST AWAKE: “What Did I Do” – Everything just hits at once, the vocals, music and the passion” - Peter Burns- Review Indie

"ALMOST AWAKE: “What Did I Do” comes out rocking and immediately draws you in without relent!"

ALMOST AWAKE is simply an irresistible rock band. Seriously a force to be reckoned with and the fact that they are so young – all members fall somewhere between 16 and 19 years of age – make them even more incredible. - JamSphere The Independent Music Magazine


Jack Saint March 18, 2015 Albums, Articles, Music Reviews, New Album 1 Comment

Every now and then you come across a band that has a potential to be greater than what they seem to be. A band with a lot of talent , a lot of charisma , and a singer with a beauty that would make you tremble, Who am I referring to? I am referring to the Las Vegas based band , ALMOST AWAKE. This band is fronted by 16 year old, Vick Liano. her voice literally soothes your ears upon listening. Once the instruments are added in, it is a purely orgasmic feeling due to the awesome talent that these young musicians have.

Almost Awake band
Almost Awake band
Album Release

Almost Awake has recently released a 9 track album entitled The Explorer. You can find the link to the album of this article. Each song is more enticing than the song before. What I do like about the album is that each song has a different unique style which broadens the bands genre not just to a certain style that they can be stereotyped to. Below are the listed tracks :

The Intruder
Carry Me
Bonus Track (Album Only)- Ocean Eyes

Extras: (Album Only)

I Like Asians
Carry Me (Outro)
Flaming O
Band Members Bio

Vick Liano

16 years old I’ve been playing music since I was in the womb. My parents are the CEO’s of the United States so they paid for all my voice lessons and songwriting classes and I have a giant house in Summerlin. I have 63 dogs and two pet kangaroos. I have a giant waterfall pool that flows straight through the state of California to the Pacific Ocean. I also own the pacific ocean. I have 13 closets and 2 shoe closets and I own 7 acoustic guitars, 8 electric guitars, 4 bass guitars, 9 keyboards, 12 drum-sets, 3 xylophones, 5 saxophones. and an oboe, and I have a recording studio in my 800 acre backyard. I’ve been home-schooled since pre-k, I’m an only child, and I basically run everything in my sight. I’m totally kidding- I’m actually kinda poor and I just really love to sing.

Almost Awake band members
Grady Jones

Been playing guitar since I was about eight; all I ever really wanted to do. Love Satriani, Gilbert, Hendrix, Santana. Got to hang and jam with Satch and Gilbert last year onstage. Definite highlight! Love all kinds of music but really love my band.

Tommy Cochran

I love to play bass. My influences include Ean Evans, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten.

Addison Egelhoff

I play guitar.

Gabe Conover

Been playing drums for 3 years. Drum influences are Tony Royster Jr, Jeff Campitelli, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Thomas Pridgen. Band influences are Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Switchfoot, Pvris, and the Foo Fighters. Glad to be surrounded by such a great group of people. Wouldn’t trade this band for anything.

Final Thoughts

After listening to the album over and over again, I began to think about how awesome it would have been if I was 16 years old and in an awesome band that got publicity through a site like ours. I would have loved an opportunity like this. That’s one of the main reasons I contacted these kids. I am a former Las Vegas Resident and I would have loved to get to see these kids perform and kickass on stage. I want these young musicians to keep pursuing their dreams and never take no for an answer. Their will be hard times and their will be awesome times, you are a band so stick together through the rough times and in the end will be an awesome experience in your life.

So EVERYONE check out this band and show them some support by buying their album! - Jack Saint

"Rocking Comedy Podcast features local favs Almost Awake!"

“..."it takes some special chemistry for a group of relatively young musicians to CREATE new original music that has that something special. I believe that Almost Awake has that something special"” - Jay Byrd Rocking Comedy Show

"Almost Awake"


"Almost Awake"

“There’s a bright future ahead of them, and I can’t wait to see how they grow. Give them a try. Almost Awake should be the first addition to your next playlist.” - Creative Control- Taylor Davis

"Almost Awake"


"Band of the week"

“ALMOST AWAKE: “What Did I Do” – Everything just hits at once, the vocals, music and the passion” - Review Indie-Peter Burns

"Almost Awake releases new single"

“ALMOST AWAKE: “What Did I Do” comes out rocking and immediately draws you in without relent!” - amSphere The Independent Music Magazine-Rick Jamm

"Almost Awake is waking people up"

“The quality of art, music, and dedication put forth by Almost Awake has definitely made a mark and impact on the music community. It won’t be long before you hear their music nationwide and internationally. Major moves are being made.” - RBL - Rude Boy Lifestyle Magazine

"June 2016 Spotlight artist"

“This alt-rock fivesome is certainly not sleepy as they have amassed a huge following while rocking the Las Vegas scene & beyond.” - Dwight Wells - World Arts News


The Catacombs (EP)

By Almost Awake


Cloudwalker (single)

By Almost Awake

Released 6/6/17

Label: Tommyboy Entertainment


Until Tomorrow

by Almost Awake

Release date:01-Apr-2016Label:noneUPC:859716885025Primary Genre:RockSecondary Genre:Alternative


The Explorer

by Almost Awake

LiveRelease Date:03-Feb-2015Label:Almost AwakeUPC:859714155250Primary Genre:AlternativeSecondary Genre:RockLanguage:English

What Did I Do

by Almost Awake

LiveRelease Date:10-Sep-2015Label:Almost AwakeISRC#:TCACI1506010UPC:859715451399Primary Genre:AlternativeSecondary Genre:RockLanguage:English

I Like Asians

by Almost Awake

LiveRelease Date:19-Jun-2015Label:Almost AwakeISRC#:TCACG1554766UPC:859715002713Primary Genre:RockSecondary Genre:PopLanguage:English



Almost Awake is a young rock band from Las Vegas. This fast rising, high energy group of teenagers  range in musical influences from Paramore, and Nirvana, to Joe Satriani and Blink 182. The result is a bombastic blend of melody and musicianship. 

Almost Awake has sold out headlining shows at venues such as Vinyl at The Hard Rock Las Vegas,  The House of Blues, performed at Vans Warped Tour, Springboard Music Fest, Jersey Shore Fest, The Mesa Music Festival, The Extreme Tour, The Extreme Thing Sports and Music Festival, and toured extensively across the U.S. 

In a few short years since forming, the band has performed alongside such bands as State Champs, Waterparks, Mayday Parade, Black Veil Brides, Chelsea Grin, The Used, Assuming We Survive, Saosin w Anthony Green, The Story So Far, Bayside, Set it Off, and Dance Gavin Dance, Fuel, P.O.D., Authority Zero, and opened for such acts as Escape the Fate, Polyphia, Slaves, Capture the Crown, A lot like Birds, Rivals, Handguns, Roam, Broadside, Hit the Lights and many more. 

The band recently signed with the legendary Tommyboy Entertainment, releasing the powerful single ‘Cloudwalker’, securing their place as a rising rock band with superstar potential.

Band Members