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Ferocious Dog

Saturday 09 March 2019

Advance Ticket Price: £16.50 Door Price: £18.50
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Ferocious Dog+ support Jake Martin

"Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission". (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).

In China, 2015 was the year of the Sheep – but in Nottinghamshire and countless venues and festivals in the UK it was the year of the Dog. The year that Ferocious Dog snarled their way from the periphery of the festival and gig scene and put themselves firmly in the limelight of the alternative scene.

The climax of their new album tour saw them sell out Rock City in Nottingham in advance – a historic moment, the first time in the 35 year history of this auspicious venue an unsigned band has achieved this feat.

As one fan put it: "For me it felt like a real watershed moment for a band I’ve had the pleasure of following for the last few years. It feels like this gig was the moment things might change, they have integrity and strength and a loyal following"

As well as touring the country in Spring and Autumn, festival headline slots littered the summer months – not to mention an appearance on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury, attracting the third biggest crowd of that area for the weekend.

Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions.

The role of the infamous Hell Hounds mustn’t be underestimated - an ever-growing legion of fans who follow the band up and down the country. They bring energy and passion to the gig whilst always welcoming the less initiated members of the crowd to join in and swell their ranks - making the evening feel like a huge party.

With the release of their new album "From Without", the raw energy and passion you’d expect from Ferocious Dog is ever-present, but tempered and enhanced with new influences and craft. With production from Matt Terry and mastering from Al Scott, a co-written track with Nick Burbridge of McDermott’s 2 Hours fame and the addition of rich orchestral strings it’s really a coming-of-age moment for the band.

"it is the sound of revolution that beats in the heart of anyone who seeks equality, and the six piece band from Nottinghamshire burst with flavour and ferocity" – Ian Hall, Liverpool Sound

The Acoustic magazine in their review of "From Without" wrote about the second song on the album, "Poor Angry and Young" describing it as "A glorious hymn of anarchy and sets the tone of much of which follows". Continuing to say "There is nothing new about rebellion, but Ferocious Dog lay it on the line and whip up a hell of a storm along the way". Many of the reviews expressed the same sentiment.

2016 promises to be an even better year, with gigs already sold out, and headline slots at festivals booked. This is an event that needs to be experienced. Ferocious Dog are going places.

JAKE MARTIN
In a mere 4 years, Jake Martin has toured almost non stop propelling his music to audiences internationally, with extensive tours in Australia, the UK, America and Europe. Jake's undeniable stage presence, energy and willingness to play anywhere anytime has earned him a loyal fanbase and shows with some of the biggest names in his field. Stand out performances include shows with Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) Beautiful Days Festival, Dusseldorf Acoustic Festival and Boomtown Festival and Memphis Punk Festival

Jake has also shared stages with the likes of Gaz Brookfield, Louise Distras, Sean Mcgowan, Tony Wright (Terrovision), Ducking Punches, Gary Stringer (Reef), Ferocious Dog, Crazy Arm, The Slackers and many many more!

Jake's sound is a distinctively energetic and engaging blend of brash acoustic punk, and melodic indie folk. He intelligently blends tales of life, love, and the road, with dark satire, politics, and his own cheeky brand of cider fuelled humour. Add Jake's witty ability to captivate and animate any room of strangers, his memorable sing along anthems, and the occasional bit of furniture climbing, and the result is an electrifying "every show like it’s the last" performance.

After 8 years founding and fronting popular Brighton-based Skacore outfit The Junk, touring the UK and Europe several times over, and building a large loyal fan base, in 2014 Jake started writing as a solo artist. His debut EP "For F**k’s Sake Jake" was released in September 2014 through Aaahh Real Records, and he began living on the road and touring solo full time.


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