Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons
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Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons

Columbus, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Columbus, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Americana




"POPDOSE Top 40: 2014's Best Rock and Pop Albums"

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Perley brings some Karen O rock & roll swagger to the thriving Americana scene, and the Moons add some ferocious Nick Zinner worthy guitar prowess to the affair. This entire album is one big hell to the yeah yeah yeah. Hey Kid came out in January and steadily built 12 months of constant rotation in my playlist. Be careful when driving to this album, you’re bound to get a speeding ticket. Dreamy ‘Athens’ was the divine first single, but the ferocious ‘Hurricane’ sealed the deal to land this album squarely among the year’s best. Even on the quieter tracks, Perley & Co. are absolutely captivating. - Popdose

"Top 50 Albums of 2014"

Hey Kid might just be the gold standard for roots rock’n’roll as Angela’s voice curls around the power of the playing. She teases in her delivery, waiting a beat, to drop bombs by the way of one-liners, winks and promises. Hey Kid is the first full length album from Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons following four EP’s since forming in 2009. The Howlin’ Moons explode out of the speakers with a barely contained ferocity tamed by Angela Perley’s smoother seduction.

Link to article: - The Alternate Root

"Aug. 19th Daytrotter Session"

“Angela Perley cranks it up in her new session. Get on board with her & The Howlin’ Moons now before you’re kicking yourself later.”

Link to session:!/concert/angela-perley-and-the-howlin-moons/21021446-37385944 - Daytrotter

"Hey Kid- #6 on the EuroAmericana Chart in March of 2014"

Hey Kid- #6 on the EuroAmericana Chart in March of 2014 - EuroAmericana Chart

"Three High Octane New Records Battle For Super Tuesday Supremacy"

“Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons plant sonic roots deep in the heartland between the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Lady Antebellum, Lita Ford and the Lone Below. The end result is one of the most promising breakthrough albums I have heard in years.” - PopDose

"Bob Harris Sunday"

“This is a fantastic new album – one of my favorites right now.” - Bob Harris BBC Radio

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Hey Kid"

“‘Hey Kid’ is a hugely enjoyable rocker of a record. Perley’s gritty vocals really suit this kind of music and with her band the Howlin’ Moons behind her she provides a full-blooded swaggering performance.” - Americana UK

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Hey Kid"

“Enter Hey Kid and the game has changed. Gone are the miring milieu of not stamping one kind of identity, Perley and her boys are throwing down the gauntlet this time around, and it’s awesome. Hey Kid is distorted, mean and with a perfect mix of Grace Potter and some classic era Heart – but still with Perley’s massive country sing a longs.” - MoonRunners

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Hey Kid"

“Angela croons, warbles and belts out some truly strong vocals, accompanied by confident, spirited, high gear guitar. The band throws its listeners themes of love and heartbreak; lust, recklessness and adventure. Their fun, full, rock-roots sound has power in making you want to get out there with them and travel down the road to somewhere, anywhere new.” - Maverick Magazine

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Hey Kid"

“Hey Kid starts nearly imperceptibly, with the singer’s almost disembodied “Athens” vocal crooning over gentle percussive backing before The Howlin’ Moons burst in on a raft of edgy guitars, warm bass and crying slide guitar. Hey Kid undoubtedly has its roots in country, but this is a terrific rock’n’roll album, full of beguiling narratives, bedded on an empathic wall of sound…” - Rock n' Reel Magazine

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Vital Music"

“The Ohio-based band deliver some roughed-up roadhouse rock that engages you from the off. Milk in the Fridge is a paean to a youthful hedonistic lifestyle that doesn’t need to settle down but rather wants to live for and in the moment which is delivered with Stones-style raunch. Likewise Hurricane is a little more rock than country roll which makes this album the ideal candidate for a noisy party where the music is just on the right side of rootsy and hasn’t fallen into a bad hair metal day or night, but is still raucous enough to have the neighbours banging on the wall. Everyone can howl at the moon!” - Lonesome Highway

"International Songwriting Competition 1st place Winner for "Athens" in Americana Category"

1st place winner in 2014 Americana category of the International Songwriting Competition: Angela Perley (Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons) (Columbus, OH, USA) - ISC

"Video Premiere: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Electric Flame"

“Whilst it has that psychedelic rock feel that conjures a bygone era – Whisky a Go Go, Sunset Strip circa 1967…Chris Connor and Billy Zehnal, on lead guitar and bass, give it a real contemporary and dynamic edge that so complements Perley’s alluring vocals. Her debut album, Hey Kid (Jan 2014), may have created a real stir but Electric Flame foretells of an album that is going to be a storm by comparison and impossible to ignore. We can’t wait!”- Folk Radio UK (Aug. 18, 2015) - Folk Radio UK

"Rock Picks"

“This is a fabulous song that will help transition your playlist into a mood more suited for fall. If “Electric Flame” is any indication, it’s a fabulous build on their debut album. The psychedelic feel will resonate with your audience. I’m already starting to get several requests for it.””- Bayley Brown, KHUM Radio (Sep 23, 2015) - Radio

"Rock Picks"

“Back in February 2014, I told you about their forthcoming debut album Hey Kid and how they it blew an Americana grit laced kiss to classic Hollywood as the individual songs let the band members explore different moods that somehow create a total that is greater than the sum of its parts… something that cannot be manufactured. I feel that way about this track and like your listeners can’t wait for the sophomore offering.”- Duane Doobie, RadioInfo (Sep 23, 2015) - Radio

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Electric Flame"

“The band offers a Roots trip that doses “Electric Flame” for a psychedelic hayride.”- The Alternate Root (Sep 26, 2015) - Alternate Root

"Premiere: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons "White Doves""

“The poppy alt-country track sounds like Jenny Lewis with the swagger of Joan Jett. Its cool, confident, and just plain badass.”- Adam Morgan, Surviving the Golden Age (Sep 29, 2015) - Surviving the Golden Age

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons Release New Single"

“This Columbus, Ohio based group blends their unique alternative country sound with shades of old-school rock comparable to artists like the Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Old 97’s.”- Nerdy Frames (Oct 10, 2015) - Nerdy Frames

"Electric Flame #1 Most Requested Song on CD102.5FM Columbus, OH"

“Coming in at #1, Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons. They have been unstoppable with “Electric Flame,” so many requests for it.”- Tom Butler, CD102.5FM (Oct 02, 2015) - CD102.5


“Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons hail from Columbus, Ohio, and have a really classic-sounding rock ‘n’ roll swagger. “Green Eyes” is a stomping, fiery tune with some fantastic vocals.”- Magnet Magazine (Nov 27, 2015) - Magnet Magazine

"Columbus-based Angela Perley and Howlin' Moons return to Huntington"

“Part psychedelic, part Americana, part alt-country, the band won new fans in September at the Huntington Music and Arts Festival and is slowly building up steam regionally as more music fans discover their genre-busting sound.”- Derek Halsey, Herald Dispatch (Dec 25, 2015) - Herald Dispatch

"Band on the Rise: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons"

“Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons are a band on the rise. I can feel it in my bones and by the binaural sounds they make that fork their way onto my eardrums. At the heart of the group’s groove is the lead vocals and songwriting of Perley, brought to life by the lead guitar work of Chris Connor. Underneath the Howlin’ Moons’ sound and holding the rhythm are bassist Billy Zehnal and a network of Ohio-based drummers.”- Derek Halsey, CityBeat (Dec 30, 2016) - CityBeat

"Album Stream: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons’ Homemade Vision"

“POPDOSE has been listening to Homemade Vision, the second album by Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, nearly round the clock for the past month. Spin after spin, the Michael Landolt-produced rocket ride soars higher onto my eventual Best Albums of 2016 list (their previous album, Hey Kid, landed high in my 2014 round-up).”- Keith Creighton, PopDose (Jan 22, 2016) - PopDose

"Sunshine All the Way"

“From the get (git’?) go, Homemade Vision tests the bolts on the chicken wire, the only jagged shapes flying through the air being those aimed towards the audience in the guise of beautifully dirty six-string riffs, load-bearing bass runs and tub-thumping percussion. Over it all, Perley sings sugar and salt into the wounds carved out by the music. In her PR, she looks like the third member of First Aid Kit, but she hits the microphone like a Go Go’s-era Jane Wiedlin with some of Lemmy’s attitude thrown in.”- Paul Woodgate, No Depression (Feb 09, 2016) - No Depression

"Who's Afraid of the Sophomore Slump?"

“The lyrics are mature without an ounce of the condescending pedantry we’ve become too familiar with from many female fronted groups. As a whole, ‘Homemade Vision’ shows how a bit of bite can be found in Americana, and that there’s a bit of soul left in the burnt out remains of rock n’ roll.”- Raymond E. Lee, No Depression (Feb 09, 2016)
“Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons have spent years playing 100+ shows annually to refine the psychedelica tinged garage rock sound that defined their first album, 2014’s ‘Hey Kid.’ The hard work has paid off for last month’s release of their newest venture, “Homemade Vision,” as the group has successfully focused on their two main strengths: Ms. Perley’s emphatic, impassioned vocals and guitarist Chris Connor’s crisp, cathartic guitar melodies and high flying leads.”- Raymond E. Lee, No Depression (Feb 09, 2016) - No Depression

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons: Making it New"

“A good artist takes styles and themes from older art and adopts it as their own. Originality does not rely on thinking of something nobody else has thought of, but on putting your own spin on something. Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons follow this concept in their own work, and the result is music that’s not only artistically significant, but also a straight-up fantastic listening experience.”- Grant Looper, Indie Band Guru (Feb 17, 2016) - Indie Band Guru

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Homemade Vision"

“For their brand of Rock’n’Roll Roots, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons power up Homemade Vision with vocal swoons that tumble over traditional 50’s-era Rock’n’Roll melodies (“Easy”), T. Rex-style Glam Blues (“White Doves”), a Stooges-style stomp (“Green Eyes”), and CBGB-era punk rock re-envisioned 60’s Pop (“I Don’t Wanna Be Your Fool”, “Nothing But Trouble”)”- The Alternate Root (Feb 25, 2016) - The Alternate Root

"Americana Roundup: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons"

“Perley has a voice with an attractive mixture of vulnerability and underlying confidence and Connor’s lead guitar licks are a fabulous foil. There is a 1960’s feel to their combination of Rolling Stones-flavoured rock, catchy pop, country-rock and the occasional touch of psychedelia.”- Country Music People Magazine (Mar 01, 2016) - Country Music People Magazine

"Finding Salvation In The Best New Music of 2016"

“Finding Salvation in The Best New Music of 2016: Columbus Ohio’s Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons answer the burning question: “Why do women always fall for those lone wolf bad boys?” We’ve been in love with their latest, Homemade Vision, for months now.”- PopDose (Mar 03, 2016) - PopDose

"Concert Review: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons"

“There are nods to both Lucinda Williams and Victoria Williams in Perley’s songwriting, and if her sound leans toward roots music, there are hints of swing, rockabilly and country threaded throughout. But it’s the front women’s attitude that telegraphs in lyrics like, “I don’t believe in nothing real / It’s all a kind of perception, yeah / I want to live just how I feel, I want a heart of a Cadillac.””- Mountain XPress (Mar 07, 2016) - MountainXPress

"Weekend Videos: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons "Your Love""

“Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons‘ debut album Hey Kid justifiably earned the band some buzz and they return with some swagger to boot on the follow up Homemade Vision. The single “Your Love,“ just like it’s accompanying video, sees Perley and co. confidently mesh elements of Americana with a tinge of melancholia to produce something that is somehow like a hazy cinematic dream.”- Cougar Microbes (Mar 12, 2016) - Cougar Microbes

"‘Homemade Vision’ by Angela Perley And The Howlin’ Moons (Album)"

“By utilising genres like blues, rock n roll and pop, this Ohio band have encapsulated the complicated nature of love.”- Songwriting Magazine UK (Mar 21, 2016) - Songwriting Magazine UK

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Homemade Vision- Album Review"

“Backed by her four piece band, Ohio-based Perley has been building a solid reputation and following, BBC Radio 6’s Cerys Matthews included. Skewing to the rockier side of Americana roots, the album’s rife with reverb hung meaty guitar and rhythmic crunch, against which her voice sometimes evokes hints of Stevie Nicks and Susannah Hoffs.”- Folk Radio UK (Mar 23, 2016) - Folk Radio UK

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Homemade Vision"

“For me, this album has come totally out of nowhere; but is actually Angela Perley’s second and all of the songs here are self-penned; showcasing an exciting new talent at the dawn of a career; try Leaving; which sounds like a cross between the Cowboy Junkies and Chrissie Hind after a night on the hard stuff; and later I Don’t Want to Be Your Fool is Garage-Pop at it’s best, and would have been a Top 10 hit in the 80’s if it had been on Stiff Records; yet sounds as fresh as a daisy today in 2016. Homemade Vision is an absolute blast from start to finish; and choosing a favourite is like looking into a basket of puppies and being forced to pick the cutest; but it’s a challenge I always set myself and have laboured between the sweet and Summery Dandelion Kisses and the kick-ass Green Eyes with it’s stomping beat, crashing cymbals, fiery guitar and Perley singing her little lungs out just for me.”- Alan Harrison, The Rocking Magpie (Mar 23, 2016) - The Rocking Magpie

"Columbus Alive's Best Local Band 2016: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons"

“Columbus Alive’s Best Local Band 2016: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons. Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons — one of Alive’s 2014 Bands to Watch — repeats last year’s win in this category, sparked on by a relationship-driven new album, Homemade Vision, filled with songs about lovers who pull together (“Green Eyes”) and drift apart (“Leaving”).”- Columbus Alive (Mar 31, 2016) - Columbus Alive

"Homemade Vision"

“The Howlin’ Moons’ gritty and gleefully unrestrained rock’n’roll complements and clashes perfectly with Ms. Perley’s sweet pop delivery.”- David Innes, R2 Magazine (May 01, 2016) - R2 Magazine

"Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- Homemade Vision"

“This is modern rock & roll delivered with all the grit, passion, power and edge-of-your-seat- adrenalin you could hope for.”- Megan Gnad, Maverick Magazine (May 27, 2016) - Maverick Magazine

"I saw, I heard, then I heard the saw I saw; it’s complicated"

“I got to discover for myself, no advance billing, one of those bands that you can’t help but believe that one day everyone will know.”- Dennis E. Powell, Athens News (Jun 05, 2016) - Athens News

"Daytrotter Session- Sept. 6, 2016" - Daytrotter


Black Cat EP -released Aug. 28th, 2010.

Yellow Moon EP- released Feb. 26th, 2011

Fireside EP- Released Dec. 10th 2011

Nowhere is Now Here EP: Released Dec. 1st, 2012.

Single "Hurricane" Released Oct. 29th, 2013.

Single "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" (cover) Release Nov. 2013 in Music Loves Ohio's Christmas Covers Comp. CD

Hey Kid (full length record) Released Jan. 21st, 2014

Homemade Vision (sophomore full length record) Released Jan. 22nd, 2016



Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision

Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect. 

It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.

Band Contact: Angela Perley.

Label: Vital Music USA. Fred Blitzer.

U.S. Booking: Atomic Music Group. Agent: Trey Newman.

Management: Scott Fraizer (Overtone Music Group), Rick Smith & Dana Haddad (Wild Justice Music). 


Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- "Your Love" (Official Music Video):

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- "Electric Flame" (Official Music Video):

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- "Hurricane" (Official Music Video):

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons- "Athens" (Official Music Video):

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