Ferocious Dog Announces In-Store Signings Across the UK to Celebrate ‘Kleptocracy’

Exciting news for all Ferocious Dog fans! The band is set to hit the road for a series of in-store signing events across the UK to promote their upcoming album, “Kleptocracy.” The much-anticipated tour promises not only a chance to meet the band but also to experience a special treat—at Canterbury & Leeds.

Exclusive Mini-Acoustic Sessions

As a special bonus, Ferocious Dog will perform a mini-acoustic set at Canterbury & Leeds, These sessions are rare and not to be missed, providing a glimpse into the band’s creative process and the music’s raw power in its most stripped-down form.

Each event offers fans the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, get their hands on autographs, and for a Canterbury & Leeds stores get to hear acoustic renditions of some of the new tracks.

Signing Tour Details

The tour will make stops in several key cities, ensuring that fans across the country have the chance to join in the festivities.

London 17th May, 1pm, Banquet Records Click For Tickets
Nottingham 18th May, 1pm, Rough Trade Click For Tickets
Swansea 19th May, TBC, Derrick’s Music Click For Tickets
Brighton 21st May, 1pm, Resident records (Pre-signed)
Canterbury 22nd May, 12pm, Vinyl Store Jr (Mini Acoustic Performance)
Bedford 23rd May, 12pm, Slide Record Shop Click For Tickets
Leeds 24th May, 12pm, Crash Records (Mini Acoustic Performance) Click For Tickets

Each event offers fans the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, get their hands on autographs, and for a Canterbury & Leeds stores get to hear acoustic renditions of some of the new tracks from “Kleptocracy,” along with a few surprises.

About the Album

“Kleptocracy” promises to deliver the fierce, driving sound that Ferocious Dog is known for, coupled with lyrical depth that challenges and provokes. The album is a reflection of the times, packed with energy and the band’s trademark folk-punk spirit. Each track tells a story, making “Kleptocracy” one of the most anticipated releases in the folk-punk genre this year.

Don’t Miss Out!

The in-store signings are expected to draw large crowds, and availability may be limited. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot, as the mini-acoustic sessions are a one-of-a-kind experience that Ferocious Dog is excited to bring to their loyal fans. It’s not just a chance to hear the new album first-hand but also to engage with the music and stories behind it.

Stay tuned to Ferocious Dog’s official website and social media pages. This tour is an opportunity to support live music, pick up a copy of “Kleptocracy,” and be part of a special moment with one of the folk-punk scene’s most compelling acts.

Whether you’re a long-time listener or new to their music, these events are the perfect way to dive deep into the world of Ferocious Dog. Join us in celebrating “Kleptocracy” and experience the power of music in its most authentic form. Don’t forget to mark your calendar and spread the word!

New Album “Kleptocracy” May 17th 2024

Ferocious Dog’s “Kleptocracy” – A Bold Statement in Folk Punk

Ferocious Dog, a band celebrated for their fusion of traditional folk music with the raw, unapologetic energy of punk, has made a striking return with their latest album, “Kleptocracy.” This album, a powerful critique of political greed and corruption in the UK, marks a significant evolution in the band’s discography, both musically and thematically.

Lyrical Bravery and Political Commentary

“Kleptocracy” is a fearless deep-dive into the murky waters of governmental misconduct. The lyrics are poignant, charged with emotion and a sense of urgency that resonates in today’s political climate. Tracks like “Kleptocracy”, “SusLaws”, “Brixton’s Burning” and “Anger on the streets” are not only musically captivating but also paint a vivid picture of societal discontent and the struggle for justice.

Musical Fusion and Artistry

Musically, the album is a testament to Ferocious Dog’s ability to blend genres seamlessly. The use of folk instruments like the fiddle and mandolin, intertwined with aggressive punk rhythms, creates a sound that is both unique and familiar. The band has managed to elevate their musicality while staying true to their roots, a feat that is evident in tracks like “Merthyr Rising” and “Running with The Hounds Again” where the melody is both haunting and invigorating.

Vocals and Songwriting

The lead vocals in “Kleptocracy” are more passionate than ever, conveying a sense of raw honesty and strength. The songwriting, intricate yet accessible, allows listeners to connect deeply with the themes and messages. Each song tells a story, engaging the audience not just with melodies but with meaningful narratives.

Surpassing Previous Works

While Ferocious Dog has always been known for their bold statements and energetic performances, “Kleptocracy” might just eclipse their previous albums. The combination of timely political commentary and musical experimentation makes this album not only relevant but potentially influential in the folk-punk genre.

This new album takes the band’s signature sound to uncharted territories. The fusion of traditional Celtic instruments with the visceral punch of punk rock has always been their hallmark, but “Kleptocracy” elevates this blend to a new level of sophistication. Songs like “A Place We Call Home” and “Blood Soaked Shores” showcase a maturity in composition, blending intricate melodies with a raw, unfiltered edge that speaks directly to the listener’s soul.

The thematic depth of “Kleptocracy” is particularly noteworthy. Each track serves as a poignant critique of the current socio-political landscape, addressing issues from economic disparity to the erosion of civil liberties with a deftness that is both enlightening and mobilizing. It’s a soundtrack for the times – a rallying cry for awareness and action that resonates with the frustrations and hopes of a generation.

Moreover, the album’s production quality signifies a step up from their previous works. There’s a clarity and richness to the sound that enhances the impact of both the lyrics and the instrumentation. This polished production does not detract from the band’s raw energy; instead, it complements their intensity, ensuring that the message is delivered with both power and precision.

In “Kleptocracy,” Ferocious Dog has not only continued their tradition of challenging the status quo but have also pushed their musical boundaries. This album could very well be a defining moment in their career, marking a transition from a band known for their lively performances to one recognized as serious commentators on the state of the world.

Their ability to encapsulate the spirit of rebellion and resilience in their music is what sets “Kleptocracy” apart. It’s an album that doesn’t just speak to the fans of folk-punk; it speaks to anyone who hears the call for a fairer, more just society. As such, stands as a testament to Ferocious Dog’s evolution as artists and activists, marking a significant chapter in their journey and in the history of folk-punk music.

Potential Impact and Legacy

“Kleptocracy” is poised to resonate well beyond Ferocious Dog’s existing fan base. Its relevance in the current socio-political environment gives it the potential to become a landmark album in their career. It’s an album that not only entertains but also provokes thought and discussion.


In “Kleptocracy,” Ferocious Dog has delivered an album that is both a musical triumph and a powerful social commentary. It’s a bold, unflinching look at the state of politics, wrapped in a sound that is unmistakably Ferocious Dog. This album is sure to leave a lasting impact on listeners and the folk-punk scene alike.

Merry Christmas to all the Hell Hounds from Ferocious Dog

As the yuletide season wraps us in its warm embrace, we extend our heartiest holiday wishes to all the hell hounds out there, may your Christmas be filled with fierce joy and untamed happiness.

This season, let’s raise a toast to the late Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl, whose spirits continue to inspire and resonate in the melodies that define our celebrations. Shane’s poetic genius and Kirsty’s enchanting voice are like guiding stars in the dark night, reminding us of the power of music to connect hearts and transcend time.

So here’s to a Christmas that rocks as hard as you do, filled with memories as enduring tunes of Shane and Kirsty.

Merry Christmas, and may your howls be heard far and wide, life’s good, life’s ferocious.

Supporting out veterans with Combat Stress

On August 6th 2022 , Ferocious Dog unveiled their heartfelt single, “Broken Soldier,” marking the second release from their album, “The Hope,”.

With “Broken Soldier,” Ferocious Dog aims to not only share their music but also make a positive impact. They’ve teamed up with Combat Stress, the UK’s foremost charity dedicated to veterans’ mental health. For over a century, Combat Stress has been providing essential support to former servicemen and women grappling with mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

In a commendable gesture, Ferocious Dog encourages everyone to contribute to Combat Stress, supporting the well-being of veterans. They’re not just spreading awareness; they’re backing it up with a substantial donation of £5,000 from the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund to the charity.

Ken Bonsall, reflecting on this collaboration, said, “Having worked closely with Combat Stress for many years since the loss of our son Lee and setting up the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund to raise awareness of PTSD…Our ambition was that if we could save one veteran or family from going through the pain and heartache we suffered, then we would have achieved our goal.”

Combat Stress’ Director of Fundraising, Robert Marsh, expressed gratitude, saying, “On behalf of Combat Stress and the veterans that seek our unique and vital help, we would like to say thank you to Ken and Karen, their family and friends, the band Ferocious Dog, and the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund…We very much hope that ‘Broken Soldier’ is a huge success and the awareness generated will encourage other veterans to seek help and not suffer in silence, and that it’s okay not to be okay.”

The poignant lyrics of “Broken Soldier” were penned by Ken’s close friend, Andrew Hawkins, who shared a connection with Lee. Ferocious Dog believes that this song and its accompanying video will serve as a beacon of hope for veterans facing complex mental health conditions like PTSD, urging them to reach out and seek the support they deserve.


To experience the emotional depth of “Broken Soldier,” watch the powerful video above.