Announced as Main Support For The Temperance Movement January 2016 UK Tour
New Album – ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Out Now
London Headline – Oslo – 17 November 2015
“Wonderful songwriting matched to gleeful energy, the riffs are matched against jangling guitars, recalling the Beserkley school of power pop” Clash
“A rattling portion of slick retro rock” Classic Rock
The Sheepdogs have just been announced as the main support for The Temperance Movement’s 10 date UK tour through January 2016, including London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on January 27 2016. The announcement follows close on the tail of The Sheepdogs’ fifth album, Future Nostalgia, out now via Dine Alone Records (City and Colour, BRONCHO). The highly-anticipated collection, mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White) in Nashville, brings the band back to their 70s-rock inspired roots and is the follow up to their self-titled, award-winning album in 2012 (produced by The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney). The Sheepdogs will also play a London headline show at Oslo Hackney on 17 November 2015.
Produced by lead vocalist and songwriter Ewan Currie alongside engineer Matt Ross-Spang (engineer at Memphis’ Sun Studios) the 18 freshly-minted tracks on Future Nostalgia were recorded in the quiet and idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, a conscientious choice by the band to ensure they kept all distractions at bay and the recording process as natural as possible. The band, comprised of Currie, Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns/vox) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox), set up camp for several weeks in a cottage in the remote country where they trucked in equipment to build a studio in order to record their latest effort. “We worked from morning ‘til night, but we kept it loose, had a real good time, and came away with a rock n’ roll record” says Currie.
Formed in Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs have followed in the footsteps of Canadian rock legends including Neil Young, The Band and The Guess Who with a bold take on classic guitar rock and polished retro sound. The band came into the national spotlight in 2011 as the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone, which led to a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a special appearance on Project Runway. A live favourite, The Sheepdogs have played at numerous festivals and headlined tours across North America, including performances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, as well as opening for acts like Kings of Leon, and sharing the stage with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Justin Long at Stones Fest. For their last self-titled LP, The Sheepdogs worked with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys to produce the collection, which debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Top 200 SoundScan Chart, and garnered three No. 1 singles. The band has also won four JUNO awards, and been nominated for seven over their impressive career.
UK Headline show
17 November LONDON Oslo Hackney
LIVE w/ The Temperance Movement
16 January PORTSMOUTH Pyramid Centre
17 January NORWICH UEA
19 January ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom
20 January GLASGOW Barrowland
21 January NEWCASTLE 02 Academy
22 January LEEDS Beckett University
24 January MANCHESTER Academy 2
25 January BIRMINGHAM The Institute
26 January CARDIFF University Students Union Y-Plas
27 January LONDON 02 Shepherds Bush Empire