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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!

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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.

Conclusion

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.

Dogfest (Gliderdrome Boston) 2024

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Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that Dogfest is back on! We’re all set to amplify your experience beyond anything you’ve seen before. If you were amazed by Dogfest 2023, prepare to be blown away this year. We can’t wait to share what’s in store and create unforgettable memories with you at Dogfest 2024.

We’ll also have a wider range of catering this year. More vegan and vegetarian options than last year so you can be sure of a nearby snack throughout the day and evening.

Reliving the Magic of Dogfest 2023

Before we dive into the excitement that Dogfest 2024 has in store, let’s take a moment to reflect on the sheer magic of Dogfest 2023. The atmosphere was electric, the crowd was buzzing, and the lineup was nothing short of spectacular. From the explosive opening performance by Black Water County to the soulful sounds of The Skints, every moment was a reminder of the profound impact music can have on our lives.

Who could forget the high-octane energy brought by Millie Manders and the Shutup or the heart-pounding presence of Ferocious Dog? These are the memories that music enthusiasts cherish for a lifetime, and they epitomize the unity and camaraderie that music festivals like Dogfest create.

Dogfest 2024: An Unforgettable Musical Journey Awaits

Now, as we eagerly look ahead to Dogfest 2024, the anticipation is palpable. We’ve been hard at work curating a lineup that promises to deliver an experience like no other. Whether you’re a fan of soul-stirring ballads, adrenaline-pumping rock anthems, or genre-defying musical fusion, Dogfest 2024 has something special in store for you.

UPDATE April 2024: Acts confirmed

Jack Kendrick
Darwin’s Rejects
Not Quite Dead Yet
Jess Silk
Gaz Brookfield
Random Hand
Headsticks
Shanghai Treason
Barstool Preachers
Ferocious Dog 2 Hour Set

A Gathering of Kindred Spirits

But Dogfest is more than just a music festival; it’s a gathering of kindred spirits who share a passion for music and a zest for life. It’s a place where you can let your hair down, be yourself, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or it’s your very first time, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community ready to embrace you.

Secure Your Spot at Dogfest 2024

With the resounding success of previous Dogfest editions, tickets for Dogfest 2024 are in high demand. We strongly advise getting your tickets early because we’re anticipating an epic turnout, and we don’t want you to miss out on the musical journey of a lifetime.

So, mark your calendars, dust off your dancing shoes, and prepare to immerse yourself in the magic of Dogfest 2024—a music lover’s paradise that awaits your presence. Stay tuned for updates on the lineup, schedule, and ticket availability as we get closer to the event.

In the meantime, get ready for an experience that will make your heart race, your spirits soar, and your soul sing. Dogfest 2024 is just around the corner, and it’s poised to be the music festival of your dreams.

See you there, where music knows no boundaries, and memories are made!

Stay in tune for more updates and announcements on Dogfest 2024.

Oxford, The Bullingdon Friday 2nd August 2024

Ferocious Dog Set to Ignite The Bullingdon in Oxford!

Get ready, Oxford! Ferocious Dog, the folk-punk phenomenon hailing from Nottinghamshire, is bringing their electrifying performance to The Bullingdon. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night of high-energy music and raw, authentic storytelling.

Event Details:

  • Date: 2nd August 2024
  • Venue: The Bullingdon, Oxford
  • Tickets: Available now here

Don’t miss your chance to see Ferocious Dog in action at The Bullingdon, Oxford. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to their music, this gig promises to be an unforgettable night filled with powerful performances and a vibrant atmosphere.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to grab yours soon. Visit The Bullingdon’s website for more information. Join us for a night of music that will leave you inspired and invigorated!

Stay tuned for more updates and prepare yourself for an evening of incredible music with Ferocious Dog at The Bullingdon. See you there!

Wickham Festival

Excitement is mounting as the renowned Wickham Festival gears up for another spectacular event in the heart of rural Hampshire this August. After the resounding success of last year’s festival, which overcame the challenges of Storm Antoni to deliver a memorable musical extravaganza, the 2024 lineup promises to be just as thrilling, featuring none other than Ferocious Dog and the legendary Levellers.

Ferocious Dog: Unleashing Musical Fury
Ferocious Dog, known for their high-energy performances and unique blend of folk-punk, are set to take the Wickham stage by storm. Renowned for their powerful and engaging live shows, this band is sure to captivate the audience with their passionate delivery and compelling tunes. Their presence at Wickham Festival is eagerly anticipated, promising to be a highlight for both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

The Levellers: A Legacy of Folk-Rock Mastery
Joining Ferocious Dog in this year’s lineup are The Levellers, a group celebrated for their folk-rock prowess and socially conscious lyrics. Their performances are a testament to their decades of experience, delivering music that resonates with audiences of all ages. The Levellers’ set is expected to be a blend of classic hits and fresh material, a treat for festival-goers looking for an unforgettable musical experience.

Wickham Festival: A Celebration of Music and Arts
Set in the picturesque surroundings near the historic village of Wickham, the festival has established itself as one of the UK’s most family-friendly and relaxed events. Winning accolades such as the Best UK Festival (capacity under 15000) at the Live UK Music Business Awards and the Best Festival category in the local Culture Guide Awards, Wickham Festival offers more than just music. With live performances across four stages and a variety of other entertainments, it’s a cultural feast for all ages.

Last year’s festival saw memorable performances from The Saw Doctors, Midge Ure, Mary Black, and Fisherman’s Friends, among others. This year, with the inclusion of Ferocious Dog and The Levellers, the festival is set to raise the bar even higher.

Get Involved and Stay Updated
As always, the festival organizers encourage fans to get involved through social channels and provide feedback. This continuous evolution and responsiveness to the audience’s voice are what make Wickham Festival a continually fresh and exciting event.

With tickets already selling fast, fans of Ferocious Dog, The Levellers, and fantastic festival experiences are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Keep an eye on the official Wickham Festival website and social media channels for the latest updates, lineup announcements, and more. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of music, arts, and community spirit at Wickham Festival 2024!

Poole Harbour Festival 26th-28th July (Poole)

Ferocious Dog to Rock Poole Harbour Festival!

Attention music lovers! Ferocious Dog, the renowned folk-punk band from Nottinghamshire, is set to light up the stage at the Poole Harbour Festival. Prepare for a night of exhilarating music and unforgettable performances.

Along with bands such as Razorlight, The Coral, N-Trance and many more, including a whole range of tribute band, ferocious Dog will be taking the stage on Saturday 19:40pm.

Event Details:

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see Ferocious Dog live at the Poole Harbour Festival. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or discovering their music for the first time, this performance is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are selling quickly, so be sure to secure yours today. Visit Poole Harbour Festival’s website for more information and to purchase tickets. Join us for an evening of powerful music and vibrant energy with Ferocious Dog!

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for an incredible night with Ferocious Dog at the Poole Harbour Festival. See you there!

Southwick’s Music Festival 26-27th July

Ferocious Dog 3 piece acoustic – Alive at The Barn in Southwick!

Join us for the return of Southwick’s annual music festival, Alive at The Barn! This two-day event promises an eclectic mix of original live music and comedy, with great food, real ales, and craft ciders.

Event Details:

  • Dates:
    • Friday, July 26, 2024, 6 PM – 11 PM
    • Saturday, July 27, 2024, 12 PM – 5:30 PM & 6 PM – 11 PM
  • Location: The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre
  • Tickets: Available now at Southwick Community Centre’s website

Lineup:

Friday Evening, July 26, 6 PM – 11 PM

  • Jess Silk
  • Mark Thomas
  • Ferocious Dog

Saturday Afternoon, July 27, 12 PM – 5:30 PM

  • Asbo Derek
  • Pog
  • The Fish Brothers
  • John Hegley

Saturday Evening, July 27, 6 PM – 11 PM

  • Yur Mum
  • Rose of Avalanche
  • Eddie and the Hot Rods

Ticket Pricing:

  • Friday Evening: £20
  • Saturday Afternoon: £10
  • Saturday Evening: £20

TIME-LIMITED OFFER: Get ALL 3 sessions for £45 if you book them in the same transaction.

BOOK NOW!

Tickets are available now, so don’t miss out on this fantastic event. Visit Southwick Community Centre’s website for more information and to secure your tickets.

Join us for a weekend of unforgettable music, comedy, and community spirit at The Barn Theatre. See you there!

The Skate Punx Beach Party 20th July (Stafford)

3 Piece Acoustic Ferocious Dog to Rock The Skate Punx’ 1st Annual Punk Rock Beach Party!

Get ready to hit the beach for a day of high-energy music as Ferocious Dog takes the stage at The Skate Punx’ 1st Annual Punk Rock Beach Party! This all-day event promises an unforgettable experience with a lineup of incredible bands, a special guest headliner, and a guest DJ to keep the party going.

Event Details:

  • Date: 20th July 2024
  • Location: Stafford
  • Tickets: Available now Here

The Skate Punx’ Punk Rock Beach Party is the perfect event for punk rock and alternative music fans. Known for their dynamic blend of punk energy and folk melodies, Ferocious Dog will bring their acoustic performance to the beach, setting the stage for an epic day.

Event Highlights:

  • Live Bands: Enjoy performances from a lineup of incredible punk rock and alternative bands.
  • Guest DJ: Dance the night away with a guest DJ spinning punk and alternative tracks.
  • Beach Activities: Participate in fun beach games and activities throughout the day.
  • Food and Drinks: Savor a variety of food and drink options available at the event.

Whether you’re a die-hard punk rock fan or just looking for a fun day at the beach, The Skate Punx’ Punk Rock Beach Party has something for everyone. Soak up the sun, enjoy foot-stomping music, and create unforgettable memories with friends and fellow music lovers.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are available now, so don’t miss out on this incredible event. Visit The Skate Punx’s website for more information and to secure your spot. Join us for a day of music, sun, and the raw energy of Ferocious Dog live at the beach (lol in Stafford).

See you there for a day of unforgettable music and beachside fun!

Folk in a Field 6th July (Swaffham, Norfolk)

Ferocious Dog Saturday Main Stage – Folk in a Field Festival!

Prepare for an exhilarating experience as Ferocious Dog takes the stage at this year’s Folk in a Field festival! Set in a remote woodland clearing, this award-winning, family-friendly festival promises a weekend of diverse folk and roots music, free activities, and a laid-back atmosphere.

Event Details:

Folk in a Field is the perfect escape for music lovers, offering an eclectic mix of folk and roots artists from all over. Ferocious Dog, renowned for their dynamic blend of punk energy and folk melodies, will headline the festival, delivering a powerful performance that echoes their Nottinghamshire roots.

Ferocious Dog will be lending a hand at a beach clean on the Saturday more details https://www.facebook.com/events/428086209928333

Festival Highlights:

  • Free Camping & Parking: Enjoy the festival without the hassle of additional costs.
  • Free Admission for Under 12’s: Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun.
  • Workshops & Shows: Participate in engaging activities and enjoy various performances.
  • Open Mic: Showcase your talent or support emerging artists.
  • Locally Sourced Ales & Ciders: Savor the taste of the region with a variety of beverages.
  • Food Outlets: Numerous options to satisfy your hunger with delicious, locally sourced food.

Whether you’re looking for a foot-stomping music experience, a relaxing weekend away with family, or a chance to catch up with friends, Folk in a Field is the perfect festival for you. With free camping, free parking, and free admission for children under 12, it offers a fantastic value and a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Get Your Tickets Now!

Tickets are available now, so don’t miss out on this incredible event. Visit Folk in a Field’s website for more information and to secure your spot. Join us for an unforgettable weekend filled with music, activities, and the magic of Ferocious Dog live in action.

See you there for a weekend of unforgettable music and memories!

Northern Kin 2024 9th-11th August (Thornley Hall Farm, Durham) *Rescheduled Date

A Beautiful New Home for Northern Kin Festival

The Northern Kin Festival has found its beautiful new home, and it’s nothing short of spectacular. But that’s not all that’s new; the festival is making significant strides to enhance your overall experience. One of the most exciting developments is the massive improvement in food and drink options.

A Feast for Every Palate

Hungry festival-goers will be delighted to know that Northern Kin is expanding its range of food traders. There will be an array of culinary delights available, including options for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten-free preferences. But that’s not all! The festival is also bringing in local artisan food providers, offering you even more specialized choices. All this will be conveniently located in the new Food Court area, ensuring you never go hungry throughout the festival. And the best part? Competitive prices, so you can enjoy fantastic food without breaking the bank.

Raise a Glass to Great Drinks

The festival isn’t just upgrading its food options; it’s also taking care of your thirst. Northern Kin is collaborating with festival bar specialists to run multiple bars at the new site. Among these is a bigger, better real ale bar with a wider selection to please every palate. Additionally, there’s a premium bar with specialist options, and even a can bar for your convenience. The cherry on top? Competitive drink prices and an increased number of bar staff to minimize your wait time. After all, we want you to have a fantastic time without worrying about your wallet!

Kleptocracy Tour – Blackpool (Bootleg Social)

Ferocious Dog is set to bring a wave of folk-punk energy to Blackpool on the 9th of June, 2024, for their album launch of “Kleptocracy.”

Blackpool’s best rated bar and live music venue. Bringing together good people, good music, good beer & good times.

Bootleg Social is an independently owned and run late bar and live music venue located in Blackpool town centre. The venue prides itself on being a bit of a hidden gem of Blackpool feeling more like a place you would find in a vibrant city than a seaside town. It’s worlds apart from the places catering for stag and hen do’s and boasts a friendly and relaxed environment at all times, whilst being a hive for local talent and creativity.

Bootleg opened its doors in December 2014 with the aim of being an alternative music venue, nightspot and creative space for the local residents and like-minded visitors to the area.

Kleptocracy Tour – Old Fire Station (Carlisle)

Ferocious Dog is poised to ignite the stage at The Old Fire Station in Carlisle on the 8th of June, 2024, with their album launch for “Kleptocracy.” This event, set in one of Carlisle’s most iconic venues, is expected to be an electrifying evening that showcases the band’s distinctive blend of folk and punk.

The Old Fire Station: A Historic Venue with Modern Flair

The Old Fire Station, a venue steeped in history, has become a central pillar in Carlisle’s cultural and entertainment scene. Originally serving as a fire station, this historic building has been transformed into a vibrant space for arts and music. Its unique combination of historical charm and modern renovation makes it an ideal venue for a wide array of events, particularly for live music. Known for its intimate atmosphere and excellent acoustics, The Old Fire Station provides the perfect environment for an immersive concert experience.

A Venue That Resonates with History and Music

The character of The Old Fire Station, with its blend of the old and the new, offers an exceptional setting for Ferocious Dog’s dynamic music. The venue’s intimate yet open space allows for a deep connection between the band and their audience, promising an evening where every lyric and melody can be felt by everyone in attendance.

Ferocious Dog: Unleashing “Kleptocracy” in Carlisle

At The Old Fire Station, Ferocious Dog will bring to life their latest album “Kleptocracy.” Known for their passionate performances and socially conscious lyrics, the band is set to deliver a night of high-energy music that combines the raw spirit of punk with the rich traditions of folk. The new album’s themes of social justice and political awareness are sure to resonate within the walls of this historic venue.

A Night of Passion and Energy

This album launch is more than just a concert; it’s a celebration of music’s power to unite, inspire, and provoke thought. Ferocious Dog’s reputation for delivering unforgettable live performances promises a night at The Old Fire Station that will be both exhilarating and meaningful.

A Highlight in Carlisle’s Music Calendar

The anticipation for Ferocious Dog’s performance at The Old Fire Station is building, promising to be a highlight for Carlisle’s music fans. It’s an opportunity for the audience to not only enjoy the band’s powerful music but also to be part of a night that celebrates the enduring spirit and energy of live performances. The 8th of June at The Old Fire Station is poised to be an unforgettable night, marking another significant moment in the journey of Ferocious Dog.