From the name alone, you would be forgiven for thinking that The Sheepdogs are an English indie folk group, singing songs about harvesting. You might think that, but you would be wrong, and wrong in the best possible way. The Sheepdogs are, in fact, a throwback to classic rock, playing songs so chocked full of chunky riffs and melodious group vocals that you’ll think that you’ve fallen in to a portal to the ’70s. In short, they bring the rock, and they bring it hard.
The Canadian quintet are already well on their way to taking the world by storm, having been winners of the Juno Award four times, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, and even played a set on the Jimmy Fallon Show. The band’s upcoming album, Changing Colours, however is most definitely what will jet rocket these hairy rockers in to the spotlight, with the album itself being nothing short of fantastic. Imagine a modern day Led Zeppelin mixed with Graveyard, and you’ll have an inkling as to what these crafty Canadian creators of crazy compositions are capable of.
Single “I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be” is the perfect jumping off point for new listeners, easing them in with wave-like, dueling riffs, before the gruff, yet not un-melodic, vocals kick in, managing to put the “fuck” in to “really fucking good”. The track encapsulates what rock once was and unfortunately is no more, packing in some groovy organs, question and answer guitar riffs, catchy lyrics, and leaving you with a feeling of real satisfaction from hearing something that is, undoubtedly, brilliant. Changing Colours is out now, so make sure you grab yourself a copy as soon as you can, you wont regret it.
Changing Colours is out now and is available to buy as an MP3, CD, or on vinyl from Amazon.