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The Sheepdogs | New Video & Tour with Rival Sons

The Sheepdogs

Share new video for ‘Saturday Night’

Support for Rival Sons UK tour
Incl. London Roundhouse – February 6, 2019

New Album: ‘Changing Colours’ – Out Now

If you have any affection for the likes of The Band or The Allman Brothers, there’s something to dig here”  **** Independent

Further acclaim surely awaits, and these dogs deserve their day” 8/10 – Classic Rock Top 20 Albums Of The Year

Think Badfinger picking up The Flying Burrito Brothers’ bar tab – Uncut

Reconstructing old sounds into pleasures not already worn away by repetition is tough, but in Changing Colours The Sheepdogs have carved out a little niche that’s all their own” **** – Planet Rock

Colours change. The brilliance doesn’t“10/10 – Powerplay

“A suave slice of classic seventies rock with plenty of Allman Brothers in the soloing and a middle section that sounds like Wings at their very best” – Team Rock

Quadruple Juno Award-winning Canadian quintet The Sheepdogs have released a new video for ‘Saturday Night’, lifted from their roundly-praised latest album ‘Changing Colours’, out now through Dine Alone Records. The clip arrives on the eve of the band’s return to UK shores once again (following two sold-out headline runs across 2018) for a run of six shows opening up for Rival Sons, including London Roundhouse on February 6, 2019. Watch the ‘Saturday Night’ video – shot in The Sheepdogs’ hometown of Saskatoon here.

Speaking about the new clip for ‘Saturday Night’ – which he co-directed with Mat Dunlap – the band’s own bassist Ryan Gullen says; “I really felt the last thing the world needed was another rock and roll party video in the traditional sense -however, it really felt like the right thing for the vibe of the song. To mix it up I got together my Grandma, some of her friends and a bunch of other folks from Saskatoon. Knowing my 84 year-old grandma and the people she hangs out with, seniors these days live a much more exciting life than what we traditionally think. We wanted to capture this spirit in the video and, obviously, they still know how to party.”

Proud purveyors of guitar-driven, modern-day retro rock, The Sheepdogs have expanded their instrumentation on ‘Changing Colours’ to encompass more styles and hues, enhancing their beef-and-boogie riffs and rhythmic shuffles. Of ‘Changing Colours’, the band notes; “This album has a much wider range of sounds on it: trombone, clarinet, latin percussion, pedal steel, fiddle and banjo all make an appearance. The title ‘Changing Colours’ really lends itself to these different sounds on the record.”

The Sheepdogs have crafted a bustling back-catalogue of albums during the course of their career – including a Patrick Carney (Black Keys) produced album – notching up three no.1 singles and earning four Juno awards along the way. The Sheepdogs came to prominence with their bold take on classic guitar rock and polished sound, appearing as the first and only unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, subsequently leading to a performance on Jimmy Fallon, a support tour with fans of the band, Kings of Leon, and festival dates including the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Furthermore, the band have previously shared the stage with Paul Rodgers, lead vocalist of Bad Company and Free, won the approval of David Crosby and Steven Stills and performed at Petty Fest alongside the likes of The Strokes, The Black Keys and The Hold Steady.

UK Tour Dates w/ Rival Sons

31 January NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute
1 February GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
2 February MANCHESTER Academy
4 February LEEDS 02 Academy
5 February BIRMINGHAM 02 Academy
6 February LONDON Roundhouse

Purchase the album here: : https://TheSheepdogs.lnk.to/CHANGINGCOLOURS

Links:

http://thesheepdogs.com/ | https://twitter.com/thesheepdogs | https://www.facebook.com/thesheepdogs | https://instagram.com/thesheepdogs/ | Spotify | https://www.youtube.com/user/sheepdogsvide

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!

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