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Ferocious Dog release first new single, ‘Sus Laws’, and video from their forthcoming brand new album

Sus Laws is fuelled by lightning fast violin riffs in true Ferocious Dog style and was chosen as the first single from their forthcoming new studio album, ‘Kleptocracy’

Ferocious Dog proudly release their brand single ‘Sus Laws‘, on Graphite Records.

Sus Laws is fuelled by lightning fast violin riffs in true Ferocious Dog style and was chosen as the first single from their forthcoming new studio album, ‘Kleptocracy’, as it encapsulates the unyielding spirit of resistance against oppression, the theme of the album. Plus, the chorus is a banger to singalong with.

I got the inspiration from the classic Linton Kwesi Johnson song ‘Sonny’s Lettah’ and the discrimination shown to people invited to the UK for work, where it was the norm to state No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish.

I see hate and division raising it’s ugly head again in the UK since the Brexit vote, which is condoned by this far right government and police laws being changed to assist in discrimination. A good friend of mine gave me a T shirt for my birthday with the writing on it MORE BLACKS MORE DOGS MORE IRISH and after i’d thanked him I said “I’m going to write a song with these lyrics in” and the rest is history as they say.” – Ken, Ferocious Dog 

Ferocious Dog - Chalk, Brighton - Credit Cris Watkins
Ferocious Dog – Chalk, Brighton – Credit Cris Watkins

Ferocious Dog’s new album ‘Kleptocracy’, is released on 17 May; Along with the single, Sus Laws, the album features a further 11 songs and will be available on CD, Deluxe CD (with 4 bonus songs), transparent red vinyl (exclusive from the band’s website), clear vinyl and all digital platforms.

Kleptocracy, delves into themes of societal injustices and the enduring struggle against exploitation, echoing the band’s commitment to shedding light on the issues plaguing Broken Britain and our world today.

In typical Ferocious Dog fashion the album is a mix up of all sorts of genres! To name a few of the influences that appear: Celtic folk, gypsy folk, blues, dissident folk, pop punk, full on hardcore punk, and straight up rock. However, despite the many styles, primarily this album in particular goes back to a more classic folk punk sound.” – Ferocious Dog.

Ferocious Dog Kleptocracy
Ferocious Dog – Kleptocracy

Kleptocracy is the follow up to The Hope which debuted at Number One on the Official UK & Ireland Folk Album Charts and entered the National Album charts at Number 31.

With a righteous anger and a brand new line-up, Ferocious Dog “didn’t want this album to sound just like The Hope or previous albums, we wanted to put our own stamp on it. So even though this album has the same undercurrent as all Ferocious Dog albums, it is faster, more rocky and a closer reflection of our live shows. It has been a great venture all working together on this album amidst all the shows and tours.” 

Thought provoking and politically charged, Ferocious Dog seem to have the knack of evolving their dynamic and eclectic music, without losing any of the sound or attitude that made you fall in love with them in the first place. 

To preorder Kleptocracy go to: https://linktr.ee/FerociousDog

To celebrate the release of Kleptocracy, Ferocious Dog have announced 14 headline shows and two festival appearances; Stone Valley South and the Bearded Theory. The Kleptocracy tour starts on May 17th at the legendary 100 Club in London, includes the Nottingham Rock City on 18th May, before concluding at the Blackpool Tower on 9th June. 

“These performances aren’t just about the music; they’re a rallying cry for change, a space to unite and amplify voices against corruption and injustice.” 

Tickets for the tour can be ordered here: https://ferocious-dog.co.uk/live-events/

Ferocious Dog 2024 Kleptocracy tour dates:

May 

Fri 17th 100 Club London

Sat 18th Rock City Nottingham 

Sun 19th The Globe Cardiff

Mon 20th Phoenix Exeter

Tue 21st Chalk Brighton

Wed 22nd Booking Hall Dover

Thu 23rd Mash Cambridge

Fri 24th Nightrain Bradford

Sat 25th Stone Valley South Hertfordshire

Sun 26th Bearded Theory Derbyshire

Fri 31st MK11 Milton Keynes

June

Sat 1st Guildhall Gloucester

Sun 2nd The Drill Lincoln

Fri 7th The Georgian Theatre Stockton-on-tees 

Sat 8th Old Fire Station Carlisle

Sun 9th Blackpool Tower Blackpool

Ferocious Dog is:

Ken Bonsall – Lead singer & acoustic guitar

Sam Wood – Multi-instrumentalist

Kyle Peters – Guitar & vocals 

Nick Wragg- Bass

Luke Grainger- Drums

Jamie Burney – Violin & vocals

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