Ferocious Dog’s new single “Slow Motion Suicide” is truly an anthem for the 99% done in a way only someone who understands the current situation in society and economics can really execute. This song is ferocious in every way and I would honestly say that even if the word was not in the band’s name.
“Slow Motion Suicide”, musically, is a perfect mix of dirt and strings à la Bob Mould recorded to near sonic perfection with lyrics that ponder reflection as to the state of affairs that the global economy has put each of us in on a personal level and wonder if there really is a better way of life for us all if we put in more of an effort instead of living in compliant acceptance. That alone makes this song a much deeper message to the masses than your average “socially aware” musical journey with it’s blunt yet poetic lyrics. A perfect mixture of protest and poetry is I ever heard one.
About Fercious Dog:
Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n’ roll attitude. With their unique, aggressive yet feel-good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride.
For many years Ferocious Dog have appeared at small venues and pubs, until in 2009 where the band were given the opportunity to play at Bearded Theory Festival, they went down a storm, were asked to return the following years and ultimately playing the main stage in 2012 where their popularity grew tenfold. After this opportunity, gig and festival offers from all over the county starting coming in thick and fast, and on the back an eponymous album, Ferocious Dog are playing and headlining festivals across the country.
They made history this year by become the only unsigned act to ever sell out the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, not only once but twice. With a successful 2014 autumn tour including sold-out shows, and with their new guitarist, 2015 is already looking bright, catch this band whilst you can – you will not be disappointed.
“As someone who has played with the Levellers, Oysterband and Wonderstuff… Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done”– Dan Donnelly
“The bite, here, is as fierce as the bark. But Ferocious Dog makes subtly persuasive sounds, too. In a field full of would-be wolves… They’re out for a long run.”– Nick Burbridge