To coincide with World Mental Health day Ferocious Dog unveil a brand new video for’The Hope‘, the title track from their forthcoming new album released on 15th October, on Graphite Records.
“The Hope is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a song that shows you when things are at their very darkest, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. There’s always help, there’s always hope! The subject matter is probably at it’s most poignant right now with what’s happening with the world.” – Ferocious Dog.
Watch the powerful, poignant and moving video for ‘The Hope‘, highlighting mental health issues here- https://youtu.be/HpnseurMhQk
‘The Hope’ also includes previous singles ‘Broken Soldier‘ and ‘Petnrich Rising‘ along with the ever-present traditional cover, this time, with Hazel O’Connor for ‘Will You’. The album flows irresistibly through tales of historical observations to biting commentary on the plights facing the world today. The songs follow a rollercoaster of pace and sentiment which will have you wanting to mosh one moment before having a moment to contemplate.
A great follow-up to the album Fake News & Propaganda – Ferocious Dog seem to have the knack of evolving their sound enough to pique your interest, without losing any of the sound or attitude that made you fall in love with them in the first place. Once they’re allowed out to play again they’ve given themselves a real headache in trying to pick a set list from their now burgeoning back catalogue.
To celebrate the release of The Hope Ferocious Dog’s are undertaking a 24 date tour, which started in Liverpool at the O2 Academy 2 on Friday 8th October and concludes at the Leadmill in Sheffield on Sunday 4th December.
The band are very pleased and excited to announce that they will be playing live and signing copies of their new album ‘The Hope’ at various record stores across the country in October.Come and say hello at:
Full list of in stores:Fri 15 HMV Bournemouth – 4pmSat 16 HMV Brighton – 2pmSun 17 HMV Derby – 2pmMon 18 HMV Nottingham – 1.30pmTue 19 Record Café Bradford – 2pmWed 20 Fopp Manchester – 3pmThu 21 Rough Trade West 2.30pmFri 22 HMV Oxford – 4.30pm
For more information on the events and to pre-order the album go here:HMV: http://www.hmv.com/hmvlive/ferociousdog/Fopp: http://www.fopp.com/ferocious-dog/Rough trade tickets: https://link.dice.fm/XB3MPyKq6jb
The band promise those attending “will be part of something very special, watching one of the very best Folk Punk bands in the UK with a high octane explosion of the very best live music. People who have attended Ferocious Dog shows know exactly what to expect. People who are new to Ferocious Dogs live shows will be welcomed by the “Hell Hounds” as part of the growing Ferocious Dogs family.“
The Hope carries on in the strong tradition of Ferocious Dog albums, with thought provoking and politically charged lyrics, seamlessly combining with dynamic and eclectic music.
The Hope album is available to pre-order in usual CD and vinyl, with ticket and T-Shirt bundles available, plus an exclusive limited edition green vinyl album, limited edition cassette and signed CDs here: https://thehope.ferociousdog.co.uk/
The Hope vinyl and standard CD tracklist:01 Port Isaac. 02 Haul Away Joe.03 Pentrich Rising. 04 Victims.05 Broken Soldier 06 The Hope.07 Exiled Life (The Chase).08 Khatyn.09 1914.10 Born Under Punches.11 Punk Police.12 Slayed Traveller.13 Parting Glass.Digital album and deluxe digipack CD bonus tracks 14 Sea Shepherd.15 Will You. (featuring Hazel O’Connor)Digital album only bonus tracks 16 Mairi’s Wedding pt.4.17 1914 (Reprise)
Pre order / pre save The Hope go to: https://ffm.to/thehope
UK 2021 tour dates in full:OctoberFri 15th Old Fire Station Bournemouth Sat 16th Chalk BrightonSun 17th The Venue DerbyMon 18th Old Cold Store NottinghamTue 19th Nightrain BradfordWed 20th O2 Academy 3 Manchester Thu 21st Nell’s LondonFri 22nd O2 Academy 2 Oxford Sat 23rd Waterfront Norwich Thu 28th The Globe Cardiff Fri 29th O2 Academy LeicesterSat 30th Esquires Bedford November Fri 5th O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Sat 6th La Belle Angele EdinburghFri 12th Ropetackle Arts Shoreham-On Sea Sat 13th The Forum Tunbridge WellsThu 18th Cheese & Grain FromeSat 20th Exeter Phoenix Exeter Sun 21st Guildhall Gloucester Fri 26th KK’s Steel Mill Wolverhampton Sat 27th Picturedrome Holmfrith December Sat 4th Leadmill Sheffield
Tickets available from : https://thehope.ferociousdog.co.uk/tickets
Please note for these rescheduled dates, original tickets remain valid.
Ferocious Dog are:Ken Bonsall – Lead singer & acoustic guitar.Dan Booth – Violin & lead vocals on some songs.Johnny Edwards – Multi-instrumentalist.Ryan Brooks – GuitarJohn Alexander – BassistAlex Smith – Drummer